I have never been dumpster diving before. The other morning my neighbors around the corner had put this big clock in the trash. I ran home to tell my husband to please go back to their trash and take it out before the trash truck got there, no matter what condition it was in. He did it. Here is what it looked like.
It was an outside clock so the sun had dried out the paper so much, it was cracking and just crumbled when I touched it. The frame is metal and was so rusty I wondered it I could save it at all. I looked at it for two days trying to decide what to do. I took it all apart and used Lime Away and sand paper to remove layers of rust. It cleaned up really nice.
I love thehouseofsmiths blog. If you haven't seen it go look at it. A few posts ago, Shelley made a large subway art address board and I loved it. I have been wanting to make some kind of subway art for awhile. This would work. Thank you Shelley for the inspiration.
I took a piece of bead board and cut a 17 inch circle and sanded, painted, and sanded some more until I got the look I wanted. Then I spray painted the frame and sanded it just a little. Not to much. I worked all day trying to fit words, and think of things that represented our family. I had to cut and re cut to make things fit, plus I'm new at the Cricut. Here is what I came up with.
I love it. I mod podged the words to the bead board and put it all back together. My first SUBWAY art and it cost $0.00 dollars. I don't know if I should tell my neighbors or not! These words represent something about each person in our family and what we are about.
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