I have to admit I don't really know what to call this thing lol. I saw something similar and much smaller on pinterest and I was determined I was going to make my own for the wall in the living room. Ever since Jacob suggested we add turquoise to the living room I have been all about adding it any way that I can.
I took my favorite cheap wood to work with... fence boards.
I cut them each to 24 inches long.
I used straight edge boards on all except the board I wanted to be turquoise.
I stained the boards with some paint and water mixture. I used a bunch of combinations of browns and blacks for the dark ones and turquoise for the single board.
I stained them and let them dry over night.
I laid out the boards how I like them and nailed them to a smaller board across the back on both the top and bottom.
Then I already knew I wanted the dandelion but I wasn't sure on the saying, so I just googled dandelion sayings and found this one that I really liked.
I cut them all out with of course, my silhouette cameo.
( I will never get tired of talking about how much I LOVE this machine ).
I then attached the cut vinyl to my transfer paper and laid it out where I wanted it on the board.
I pressed really firmly and peeled away the vinyl backing very slowly.
After that I went over the entire vinyl area with my scrapper to make sure it was good and pressed in.
I coated the entire thing with a few coats of mod podge to make sure it was all set in and let that dry overnight.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it came out. I knew exactly where it was going to be hung in our living room. Since Jacob moved the tv to over the fireplace I have wanted something to go about the tv stand on that wall. It is PERFECT right there. I love it so much. I know I made it but it makes me so happy to say I made that piece of art hanging on our wall.
I love the one board in turquoise, it just gives that pop of color that I love.
I have to admit I think this is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE things I have ever made. It makes me smile everytime I look at it hanging on our wall.
ENJOY THE JOURNEY!!
It reminds me to not stress over everything and truly enjoy the journey of life. Well it is something I am working on at least. :)