Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rustic Wall Plaque - In This House

I had to, I just had to.  Everyone seemed to have made some form of this in one medium or another.  Wall decals, poster, make-shift anything.  And with variations of the words.  So I couldn't resist making my version, too.

A quick step-by-step for those who may want to make one, too:

1.  With some recycled (I've run out of these - the day has come) and some store-bought wood slats, I sawed and screwed the plaque together first.

2.  Remember, I don't have any fancy-shmancy stencil machine.  Lettering is painfully done by hand, usually chalked on, to space it out, like in the wedding photo-booth (see here). For this project, I used masking tape to tape the letters on, which took me a lonnnnnng time. But I was so looking forward to removing the tape that I spent one night up til 4am tweaking the letters.

3.  Then a quick spray of paint over the taped lettering.

4.  And the fun part - removing all the tape.

Yabadabadooooooo!!!  I love it!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bookshelf Makeover

My friend had this bookshelf with him for the longest time.

He wanted to change its look and after much discussion (he is one very busy man), this is what he came up with.  Some quick pictures first.....

It was a really solid, heavy shelf so I could not hoist it on my wall to take pictures.  I had to just prettify it on the floor.

I can't wait to see it hung up on his wall in his lovely house!  But again, as he is one very busy person, it'll probably sit for another couple of months before it goes up.  Sigh. I'm actually picturing it above his bed, with books, flanked by a giant piece of coral and driftwood and a picture above it saying, "Beach Bum".  I'm just thinking that'll probably be his dream.  (*chuckling to myself)