Rotten Pallets to Colorado Art

Like one of the aesthetics mentioned, I wanted to use the rustic old wood aesthetic and bring in some Colorado flag art. I found a few old pallets behind an autobody shop on Baseline and 28th, and with the company’s permission, brought one home. Carefully sawing the cool weathered boards out, I salvaged five lengths of similar size. Using drywall screws upcycled from my landlord’s garage, I screwed them in halfway around the perimeter, and followed a circular pattern for the round contours of the flag. Then, with some knitting yarn found at Goodwill, I traced out the blue, red, and yellow sections of the flag.

 

This is version 1, and I’ll probably make a few tweeks- I’d like to leave more wood visible in all the colored sections, and need to fix the lopsided C, but I’m happy with where it’s moving!

 

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Anfal Abdulrahman
February 12, 2016 12:23 pm

awesome project and really a nice piece to keep. very artistic

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Ashley Zimmerer
February 1, 2016 3:02 am

I really like the wood that’s visible on the middle board. The darkened holes where the nails were really draw attention, as does the grain of the wood. I also like how you can still see a lot of the wood through the yarn. The only thing that’s bugging me is the lower left corner where the blue yarn is so dense. It’ll make a great piece of art to hang on the wall, though.

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I like the combination of rough-hewn wood and fiber arts, but I’m curious about why you chose to use the Colorado flag?

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