This date represents the year we built our home and the year we were married.
This sign was my anniversary gift to my husband.
I made the sign using a scrap piece of wood I had in the basement.
I think it was either part of a door or a shutter in its' past life.
My favorite part of the sign is that I did not have to paint it white or distress it.
I printed up the letters and numbers on the computer and traced it onto the wood using carbon paper.
Then I hand painted in the tracings.
The line around the edge I just lightly painted freehand following the edge of the wood. I let the paint brush run out of paint on parts of the line to make it have a more natural aged look.
Mr. M. liked it very much and I did not have to ask more than once to get him to hang the sign in the front entrance of our home.
Did you find the little red thing at the top of the picture? Now if only I could find a chandelier to replace the broken one I would be a happy camper.
As for what I am doing today and for........ a while, I have signed up for 40 bags in 40 days. If you have not heard about it you will enjoy your visit to August Fields, this blog is a wonderful place to visit. I don't know how she does it all and with 5 adorable children.
I made my list of 40 things I want to accomplish.
This morning I started with cleaning out the mud room before the kids even left for school.
Now normally I need a big event, such as a child's birthday party or a holiday looming to get me to take on such projects, but I am willing to try this commitment instead.
I am hoping that Newton's Law "A body in motion remains in motion unless it is acted on by an external force. If the body is at rest it remains at rest."
My external force is this computer, so basically if I do not get away now I will get nothing done.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a productive day!