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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Highway Flotsam

I guess I’ve been reading way too many of Donna’s posts at Funky Junk Interiors ( ). I’m looking too long at rusty things, beat-up things and curbside things. The scary thing is I can think of all sorts of things I could do with them!

So when I was cruising up the highway the glimpse of a big piece of metal in the ditch made me pull over FAST. (Don’t worry – I did look to see if someone was behind me!) Then I had to back up to check out what I had seen.

Hmmmm… it was a sign of some sort. That made it worth investigating further. So I climbed out of my truck to have a closer look.

Wow! A semi had lost his “Over Size Load” sign. Now how cool is that?! (For me…not for him!) When I lifted it into Little Red I found out it was much larger and heavier than I had first guessed. How big is it? It’s 9 feet long and weighs about 50 pounds!

I have to admit tho; I am not really sure what I am going to do with it. Right now I thinking either use it in the shed as a decoration or try to sell it.

Himself is giving me a ration of grief about it so I have to come up with something fantastic.

Maybe it could go up next to Best Friend’s rat terrier Sasha’s bed…

I wonder what Donna would do with this piece of Funky Junk?


  1. Oh that's funny Teri! I would have no idea what to do with that, but I like the idea you had for the doggie bed decor! ~Lili

  2. Well now, I'm honored you'd mention me in this little venture!

    I would distress it and hang it up on the wall somewhere. Or cut a chunk off of it but purposely cut through a letter so only part of it shows (missing letters are cool!) and screw it onto the kitchen island or a piece of furniture or whatever. Just make sure it doesn't say anything 'bad' then. :)

    Or cut it up in LOTS of square shaped chunks (up and down, not vertical cuts) and place the pieces back on the wall in a random fashion for a true salvaged look.

    This sign would go most anywhere in my home, but not knowing yours... only you would know. Does your hubby have a workshop in the garage? It could be used there too with hooks underneath for all his coveralls/coats whatever. Sky's the limit!


  3. Wow, that is a big find!! Let me know what you do with it.

  4. You could always paint it... and then put whatever you choose on it. Or... You could be really funky and make a HUGE road sign out of it marking your driveway as "Last Name Lane". Now grant it, that option would require a really large pole... or two. :-) As Donna said.. the SKY is the limit. It's a great piece of metal... if nothing else scrap it. LOL

  5. Hi Teri, nice to meet you. Love this sign. In fact we have one, it was featured a few posts down on 9/3 on my hubs old shed. Thanks for visiting me. hugs♥olive


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