Yakety Yak Phone Upcycle

 

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KEEP CALM AND CALL YOUR SISTER

I got this 1950’s dial phone at a garage sale this summer and had so much fun repurposing it into art.  I don’t know if it still works…but they made telephones so indestructable back then, I bet it does!

 

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GARAGE SALE IDEAS

I have a big box of images I save from magazines so it was fun to dig through the pile and decorate the sides.

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 The theme for this side was “Create the World You Want to See.”

 

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The theme for this side was “Retro Images”

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The theme for the back was “Pieces of Yesterday” and the man with the barbell was perfect for that!

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I can’t make something without plastering FREE magazine fonts!  LOL

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KEEP CALM AND CALL YOUR SISTER

 

I have always liked the lilt of the song Yakety Yak which is the title of this mixed media art piece.  The final touch was “Keep Calm and Call Your Sister”.

I was torn between “call your Mom” and “call your sister”.  I call my Mom!  In fact we talk almost everyday when I go on my daily walk, I treasure our lively conversations which are filled with laughter.  However, I couldn’t tell you how many times I have talked with gals at our monthly ArtWalk as they picked up something I made and said “I am getting this for my sister.”  Keeping that in mind I opted for “sister”.

It will be fun to see where this little piece of whimsy finds its new place in the world.

 

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

7 thoughts

  1. It probably does – we had ours for years and had to get rid of it, when we got a phone at the table to make it easier for mom to answer the phone without getting up from the chair. The AT&T guy said – “um, I’ve never seen one of these before!” Maybe 10 years ago.

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