Just in case you are wondering.....yes, I am still slowly working on my room. I'm pretty much down to decorating details. Today I wanted to show you my unique art work for the long wall between the windows.
I wanted something large and simple. I also have been looking for a place to put my birthday gift from 2010. Yes, I bought this salvaged architectural piece for my birthday three years ago for $5!
First I had to give it a good cleaning with some bleach water. I'm pretty sure that white stuff may be bird poop. After it was all dry I rubbed it down with some Old English scratch cover oil.
This piece was cool but didn't look quite finished or complete to me. So I went to the garage and looked for a long board. I found one and cut it just slightly longer than my salvage piece. Once my board was the right size I went to my computer, picked my font, and printed out "Established 1992" which is our wedding year.
Once I liked the arrangement I used tracing paper under my design and transferred it to my board.
I painted the board with the left over free green paint sample I used on my lamp shades here. I then painted the letters and details with cream and brown craft paint. It looked great but need to look old to go with my salvage piece, so I sanded the front of it and wiped it down with my Old English Oil. Once it was dry I added small cup hooks and screw eye's so the sign hangs off the salvage piece.
I'm really loving the finished product.
What do you think?
I like having this old looking piece in my more modern crisp looking room.
I'm sooo close to being done with my room!!!!
Stick with me!!
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