|Project by squaredwobble||posted 09-17-2016 01:16 AM||508 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Long time reader, first time poster. You’ve all provided me with so much info over the past few years that I thought I needed to actually join and at least share what I’ve learned, although the execution may not be the greatest. Here is one of my earlier projects. We had just moved into our new place and wanted to kind of make our fireplace wall in our master bedroom a sort of feature wall. So the wife and I made this sign after painting the wall and painting the accents on the fireplace. The sign is made of 1×6 pine from the big box store. The boards were cut into 2’ 6” foot sections and joined together with glue and pocket holes. The total dimensions are 2’ 6” tall and 2’ wide. I refrained from using the jointer and planer and lightly sanded the surface. We wanted it to look a little rougher than not. We stained it with a whitewash stain and experimented with Mod Podge for the lettering. I’ll have to admit that I was skeptical with how the Mod Podge would turn out, but it turned out so much better than we both expected. I guess she was right. Don’t tell her I said that.
-- True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost - Arthur Ashe