I love my home. Its a fact! It might be small and need LOADS of work, but I love it. I needed something to let my home know how much we are in love with it (yes houses have feelings, and so do cars, and teddy bears). I wanted my home to know that although we do want to make changes, that it will always be my “home sweet home” forever and always.
I scrounged a piece of wood off the scrap wood pile and worked some crafty magic on that sucker. It went from zero to hero :). Here is a picture of my crafty work-of-art. So proud.
I still need to find the perfect spot for it. I had Vince hold it up in several locations around the house but I couldn’t quite decide. Eventually he got tired of holding it.
Look out for a post on my next big project. Eeeeck, I don’t know what I’ve gotten myself into…
Scrap wood + handcut stencil + a few hooks = one fine keyholder
Vince’s garage is full of interesting stuff and when I feel the creative bug bite, that is my one-stop-shop for finding something I can get my DIY hands on. While mulling around the garage, seeing what I could see (no touching!), I found a piece of scrap wood roughly the size of an A4 page. It was too small to do anything with but it seemed like such a waste to throw it out. I asked Vince to router the edges and sand it so it was nice and smooth. Mmmmmm, I love wood! Wood is beautiful! This little piece of wood has amazing knots. It was destined to be something beautiful.
After white-washing my little piece of wood, I then measured for the placement of three hooks and marked where each one should go. I then drew up a stencil with words on my computer and printed it out onto normal paper. I then cut a stencil from the print-out, this was very time consuming but so worth it in the end. Now, the tricky part, placing the stencil onto the wood. I had to make sure the wording was straight, I’m not one for skewness (if there is such a word). Once my stencil was in place, I used a sponge and gently sponged silver paint onto the wood. I let the paint dry for a few days and then gave it a VERY light sanding to give it a more rustic look. I also varnished it before placing the hooks, but I won’t do that again, it makes it look a bit unnatural and I was going for natural and rustic, so boo for the varnishing. All painting, sanding and varnishing done, and now for the hooks. I used the kind that screw into place but my weakling arms couldn’t manage them so Vince came to the rescue and voila, they were in.
Here is a pic of the finished product 🙂
I’m thinking of making some more items. I’ve got a lot going on in this brain of mine. I’m also busy designing a logo for Vince’s furniture and decor business. Will give you a sneak peak soon. xxx