7.28.2011

Inspired

Being a craft kinda gal, oftentimes I stumble upon things and automatically think "I could make that myself!"

Example A)



This $190 sign. Don't get me wrong, it's way cute but not $190 cute. That's a cute pair of jeans. And in my opinion a cute pair of jeans is worth $190, wall art is not.

So one day a few weeks ago my dad I trekked back to the fence at the back of their property, where his secret stash of old beat-up barnwood was hidden, and found some suitable pieces.

And then my awesome mamma, because I have project ADD, cut down the boards for me on their table saw and showed up at my house earlier this week in search of her daughter and woodglue.

We glued the pieces of barnwood to a scrap of beadboard that was lying around, and professionally set it up to dry. AKA Asked HJ to drag over the pile of shingles and stack it on top of the freshly glued boards to add weight.

The next day I got home from work and whipped out my stencils (purchased at Lowe's by the way) and went to town.

Ladies and gents (are there any gents) I unveil to you my newest piece of artwork, that I am utterly, completely in love with!
I haven't decided for sure yet... but I'm thinking I'm going to hang it above my bed!


UPDATE:: I got this piece hung up in my bedroom! Check it out here!
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21 comments:

Jennifer said...

Very good and I agree it's not worth $190. I like your version a lot!

Ali said...

oh my gosh chelsea! I love it!! It looks awesome!

Lacey in the City said...

Fabulous, I love it!! Good for you getting crafty girl!

Melanie said...

LOVE!
This makes me want to do something crafty!!!

Mrs. Monologue said...

Love this! I may need to try this next, you inspired me. I see ones like this all the time on etsy, but I don't want to have to pay for it.

I am almost finished with a wine cork wreath I have been making. Will cost about 1/4 of what I saw on etsy.

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

CUTE! Now what about those of us who don't have scrap wood or scrap headboard? ;)

Michelle (michabella) said...

SWOON!!!!

WOW. Chels, I LOVE IT!!!! Oh man... There are so many DIY's on Pinterest that I would LOVE to do.

#youareawesome #asifyoudidntalreadyknow

Aly @ Analyze This said...

You are so crafty!!! :) I love it, P!

Marcy XOXO said...

You freaking kill me! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS XINFINITY.

Mateya said...

I've already said this but I will say it again, I freaking love this. I want one.

We have 2 old barns on our farm that are falling apart. I will be stealing some wood for sure.

P.S. I think it would go perfect behind your bed!

Domesticated-Bliss said...

You make it look so easy!

Brandi @ Home Team Dreams said...

Great job!!! That's what I call putting your mind to something and getting it done! Very nice :)

Frances said...

that came out great! i wish i was crafty like that! I think it would look perfect over your bead, it contrasts with your wall colors amazingly!

Melissa Jo said...

I love it! It turned out great, you've inspired me to find a great craft for the weekend. Hmmm, the possibilities.

Amanda said...

I'm obsessed and impressed! Now I need to start some of these projects that I keep thinking I can do them myself!

tara said...

You are so artsy fartsy and I am not! Waaaahh! :(

Ashley said...

Yessss! I love the finished product. Well worth the money you saved from not buying the $190 version. Now go get those cute jeans! ;)

Hope you're enjoying your Thursday!

Brittany said...

Def. not worth $190!

I'm jealous that you are so crafty! I love it and personally, I think yours looks better :)

Take a pic when it's hung up!

Caitlin C. said...

This is beautiful.. I love it, even more than the original! Good job :)

Marian said...

Seriously, you are the next Martha Stewart!! Please show me your ways:)

Ann said...

Now that is money saved...

And yours looks so good ♥