Do you ever feel like you have a zillion projects on the go, think of new ideas, start them and leave the rest unfinished ?
Just agree and say it isn't just me.
I literally have unfinished rooms and projects all over the house. One of those rooms is the basement, but this isn't my project to finish. Remember when the flood happened, oh MONTHS ago, yes well, the refinishing of that is still not
You can read about that adventure here.
Moving on to something positive ! I finished another project !
I can hear you cheering through the computer.
I was feeling wood crafty last week so off to home Depot I went.
Bought some wood and got to thinking.
This is the result !
It's currently just sitting on the floor because I'm not 100 percent sure where
I'm the Mr. is hanging it yet.
I'll keep you posted.
These were my supplies :
3 pieces of plywood (size 4 inches wide by 6 feet tall - cut each piece into 3 making it 2 x4s)
If you aren't handy with a saw and don't have a Mr. who is either they will cut your wood right at Home Depot free of charge, you may even get a smile too !
Left over paint
Martha Stewart stencil brushes
Step by step : ("ohh baby...gotta get to you girl" - Who doesn't love that NKOTB song?)
After your wood is cut (you will have 9 pieces of 2x4)
Glue 3 pieces together (times 3 giving you 3 "wider" pieces) see picture below.
Once the wood glue is dry (20 minutes each piece) stain your 3 pieces.
After your pretty looking stained wood is dry whip out your stencils !
I used my Lotta Jansdotter Stencils.
Mini break - I've figured out how to stencil properly...after many fails. Like seriously...MANY.
Here is a short video I made to show you...just in case your stencils look like my "bad" ones showed above.
The brush used in my video are my bran spankin' new Martha Stewart stencil brushes.
I picked them up at Walmart for 8 dollars (pack of three).
PS- For some reason this video isn't always working - I'm trying to figure this out. Stay tuned.
Alright, you get the point, probably way quicker than I did.
Cue no more failed projects.
It's hard to tell in this picture but one of my leaves are painted a light blue...can you spot it ?
I'm linking up with : http://www.somewhatsimple.com/blog-link-party-with-pocket-full-of-posies/
This project cost me a total of 12 dollars.
The wood was 4 $ per piece and I had the stain and paint was left over from previous projects.
I love the way it turned out and can't wait to add it to one of my soon to be finished rooms !
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