Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wooden Quote Sign {and a little catch up!}

I'm baaaaaack :)

OK, so I'm not so stellar at 
writing incredibly frequent posts
on this little bloggy blog here,
but it's the thought that counts, right?

So I wanted to show you a little
sumthin' I made a few weeks back.
I made it for a gallery wall that
I'm working on in our master bedroom.
Unfortunately, this little gallery wall
project has been in the works for a few weeks now.
{Along with 27 4 other projects I'm working on.}

I want this gallery wall to be fun and meaningful.
It is the first wall you see as you 
walk into our bedroom.
So.... I saw this quote awhile back on my
sister's blog, and I loved it!
I knew it needed to hang on my wall.

There you have it.
Notice the many imperfections...
the crooked letters,
the not completely white letters...
I made them that way on purpose,
to symbolize the fact that Wes and I
are two imperfect human beings
but we love each other
Haha, got ya!
Those imperfections were
accidents, tehe.
And you thought I was really super deep.
Fooled you.

So, I didn't take step by step photos.
Again, not up for the top blogger award here.
But all I did was sand a square piece of plywood
(luckily for me I have a ton of square pieces
of plywood lying around that I snagged
at a garage sale 2 years ago).

Then I spray painted the board in an off-white color.

Next I used my Silhouette to cut out the letters
for the quote (I used cardstock).
I laid the letters on the board,
and spray painted black over them.
This is where my laziness caused
those imperfections I mentioned earlier.
I didn't adhere the letters to the board at all,
so a few of them thought they could escape
during the spray painting process.

Finally, I sanded the edges lightly to make 
the board look slightly worn.

There you have it.
Not too hard, huh?
Overall, I am happy with how the board
turned out and I think it will
be a fun addition to our bedroom!

I can't leave you without a picture pictures of
my kitten britches 
(my new fav nickname for Claire).

Our little dancing queen :)

I couldn't get enough pictures of kitten britches (or Meadow- Claire's hippy name for the day she wore this) in this adorable dress- thanks for Aunt Christy for it!

Claire loved her first boat ride!

"Choose your love. Love your choice."

Happy nesting!


andi said...

love it! and good reminder to be appreciative of the one we have and love~ i know i sometimes take him for granted. love you friend!

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