Hello again! We've had a busy summer so I haven't had the time to write a blog post for awhile. I thought I would share my last couple projects I built.
I've really been liking the look of old corbels used in home decor. Either as book ends or just placed on a shelf. Even for their intended use of holding up a shelf. I decided I'd love to use some architectural salvage pieces in our home, but it is very impractical to think I could take my little kids to auctions and antique stores to hunt for the perfect pieces. So I built my own!
After I painted them I chipped off some of the paint to make them look a little aged. I love how they turned out, but I think I'll try distressing them a little more. They still look a little bit too new to me.
I decided to put them on my entrance way shelf for now.
I also made a wood sign for a friend's birthday present. We've always exchanged gifts on our birthdays which I think is kind of fun. Usually as you get older you don't get birthday gifts, unless from immediate family. So it's nice to be blessed from a friend each year on your birthday.
I let her know I wanted to make her a sign so I could get her preference on what she wanted it to say, depending on where she would put it. She picked the saying " Home Sweet Home" with a wreath around it. I love the way it turned out!
Now I am currently working on a blanket ladder for myself. I'm finding I've been procrastinating on my projects. I start them and wait forever to do the next step. So I'm not sure when it will be done. Fingers crossed for this week!
Until next time!