Friday, February 13, 2015

Rustic Heart Love

I couldn't let Valentine's Day come and go without completing at least one heart related project.  My lone heart project needed to be made with junk I already had stashed out in my garage, and it needed to be something I could easily complete in 1-2 hours.

rustic heart tutorial key to my heart
After digging through a few cabinets I found the perfect ingredients to complete this project.

how to create a rustic heart
I started with a beat up 8" x 8" x 2" block of wood and three strips of decorative vintage brass lamp banding.  I have no memory of where this junk came from, but it was time to do something with it.  I made a heart shaped pattern, traced the pattern on the pieces of lamp banding with a Sharpie, then cut out the pieces with tin snips.

rustic heart with vintage lamp banding and skeleton key
The wood was dark and dirty looking, so I painted the front antique white before nailing down the banding.
Of course, every rustic heart needs a rustic key and rhinestone.

repurposed rustic heart
I wrapped a piece of vintage ribbon around the skeleton key, then tied it around the miscellaneous metal thing I attached to the top.

salvaged lamp banding rustic key to my heart
There you have it.  Simple and rustic.  Just the way I like it!



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34 comments:

  1. Betsy, I love this heart! I would put this on my shelves and never take it down. It just turned out so great! The key with the rhinestone...perfect!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  2. Darn cute heart Betsy and HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. Really pretty. Love this! Happy Valentine's Day!!

    Judy

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  4. Love this Betsy. So pretty! I love that metal banding. Happy Valentine's Day!

    Hugs, Vicky

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  5. That is just beautiful, Betsy...I love everything about it!

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  6. Love your heart. It is beautiful. Happy Valentine's Day.

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  7. I REALLY like this, Betsy!!!! Very nice! Happy Heart Day!

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  8. Lovely! I like the vintage feel of the piece and the different textures you used.
    Amalia
    xo

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  9. Favorite Valentine project of the year! I love that vintage lamp banding. I've never seen that. Adorable. I'm visiting from Jann's blog.

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  10. This is adorable, Betsy! What a fantastic idea! I love the gold banding! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  11. Lovely and creative-love it and the key is the icing on top!

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  12. Oh I really love this!!! So pretty! Happy Valentine's Day!! xo Holly

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  13. That's so beautiful Betsy! I love all the texture in the piece and the colors are so soothing. I definitely heart it and I heart you too! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  14. Betsy-
    Simple and easy project and a perfect idea that I could make with tin ceiling tiles. It is so charming and, even better, I have all the parts! Thank you for the continued inspiration.
    -Ginene

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  15. Beautiful and clever as always, Miss Betsy! Have a wonderful ♥ Day!

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  16. Wow! that is so beautiful. Love the lamp banding....gotta search where to get some of that! Would go perfect in my house!

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  17. Oh I LOVE this Becky! And to think....you had all the supplies on hand? Wow! Happy valentines day!

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  18. Love it! I have never seen/heard of lamp banding. I always learn something new from you.

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  19. OOOOh! And AAAAh for good measure! This is just cool.

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  20. Love this! and always look forward to your art made from your stash of vintage and rustic finds. Love the rustic piece of wood with the white paint and that key adds the final touch.... would keep this up year-round.. thank you for your inspiration.. I always enjoy it! Marilyn

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  21. Simple and rustic . . . just the way I like it, too.
    This is such a charming plague . . . love it.
    Connie :)

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  22. So clever! Too bad you didn't have a keyhole stashed, too!

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  23. Elegant and beautiful, Betsy! Filled with love! I know you had a happy Valentine's Day -- how could you not?

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  24. Your heart is perfectly shabby chic and rustic!!! It turned out beautiful. Hugs, Beverly

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  25. Well it is just LOVE-ly! The hanging key is the perfect touch!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  26. Very pretty, Betsy! I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  27. I hope you had a fabulous Valentine's weekend. Your rustic heart is charming... love the old key!!!

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  28. Shabby chic! I love the intricate detailing of the wood. Priceless!

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  29. Oh Betsy, I missed this, I love it...I am in the middle of a bathroom reno and have not been able to follow my favorites......YOU!

    Carol

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  30. Betsy I love this rustic heart art. Thank you again so much for sharing and linking up to our Something to Talk About Link Party and I hope you join us again tomorrow morning. hugs, Lisa at Concord Cottage

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