In the midst of demo-ing our main floor bathroom (update coming tomorrow…for sure!) I’ve been craving a little bit of normal. You know, where your house is put together enough for you to undertake a simple craft project? Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy the big-time DIY projects like overhauling a bathroom, but sometimes it’s nice to pull out your art supplies and create something small and fun.
This past week I needed a break and a change of pace, so in the spirit of Thanksgiving I set about creating something to remind me to be thankful for all of the good things in my life. A part of me wanted to come up with a beautiful vignette for Thanksgiving, but it only took a second to remember that other than in the nursery, I haven’t put anything on the walls. A beautiful vignette is a big out of my reach this year.
Fresh from my experience crafting some art for the nursery out of reclaimed wood, I decided to paint a simple wood sign with the words “give thanks.”
Using a piece of weathered wood the previous owners left in the backyard, I dug out the craft paints and free-handed the words on the sign in dark red. Something was still missing, though, so I tried highlighting it in some gold metallic paint. Ugh. Something still wasn’t right.
I left it for the night, but the next day I knew I wasn’t going to put that sign on display in my house. Try again.
The second time around I painted a dark green, slightly metallic, background and used gold metallic paint for the letters. When I finished I was so much happier with the results! More my style.
I put up my favorite wine cork board in the living room with some pictures of our family. For now I propped the sign on top of the frame, later I may give it a slightly more permanent home.
I love that it will work for both Thanksgiving and Christmas!