"...In the dance of sun and water and sky. In the faces of the people who need us most and of the people we most need. In the smell of breakfast cooking on a charcoal fire. Who knows where we will find Him or whether we will recognize Him if we do? Who knows anything even approaching the truth of who He really was? But my prayer is that we will all of us find Him somewhere, somehow, and that He will give us something of his life to fill our emptiness, something of his light to drive back our dark"
-The Great Dance -Frederick Buechner

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Barnboard Monogram

This was a really simple DIY project that has most likely opened the door for MANY more like it.  First of all we have access to an abundance of barn board and secondly i have tonnes of leftover paint that is fun to use for small projects like this.

I'm excited to try out some of the sign painting techniques I've found in the future like this but for our monogram letter we just kinda winged it… Here's a break down of the steps we took

Step #1  Nels went on a barn board scavenger hunt at mom and dads and came back with a beauty that was pretty much ready to hang.

Step #2 We drew a B on the board with a pencil (just free hand).  This was the hardest part and our B isn't exactly perfect but it was alright for our first try:)

Step#3 I found regular paint was a bit thick to brush on the board because of the size of the paint brush I was using and the texture of the board.  I put a bit of water into my paint and it went on much smoother and made tracing the letter easier.

Step#4 We used our picture hanging kit to put two screws and a wire on the back of the board and put it onto a nail we already had on the wall


Super easy afternoon project… probably took about an hour total in time but we still broke it up over 2 days.

*blue paint is Benjamin Moore Blue Nose left over from painting our dresser

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