Here is the old college book shelf, it had a good run, but I like it's new life much better. First I disassemble the bookcase. This was fairly easy since it was held with screws. Next I laid two of the shelves together, this was large enough to make my heart. To connect them I took one of the legs and cut it to size with a chop saw. Did I mention how much fun it was playing with power tools again, it had been too long. Architecture school wasn't all bad I guess :) Once my pieces were cut I them to the back of the two shelves.
I traced the heart on a large piece of paper and the transferred it to my wood slates. Then it was time to put the jig saw to work. Here is the rough cut out of the heart.
Then I sanded and spray painted it red, took it back to the sander for a little distressing. Next was to create the hanger. I used a wire hanger and wrapped it around a pipe to get the spiral shape. Then I twisted the ends into a loop and attached with a screw. Voila! I festive heart for my front door.
Hope this inspires you to get out your power tools.