I have to say it's been a surprisingly, enjoyable blog break this past month. The break was prompted by a sermon series our pastor is doing on the Beatitudes. We were encouraged to practice fasting from a legitimate pleasure for the sake of pursuing righteousness. I chose to give up blogging for a month and substitute that time with a study of the book of Ecclesiastes. It's been a profitable month and I realized, while blogging is fun, it easily consumes my time so I'll continue to monitor that. That said, I'm back with a project I completed for the front of my home. The number buckets were created this summer so I wanted something to replace the flowers for Christmas.
I have a ton of these old fence boards so after cutting them to size, I used flat white paint to dry brush them.
I chose a font I liked and printed the letters out. I then cut them out and traced around them using a sharpie.
Red, acrylic paint was used to fill in the letters. I wanted to mimic the dots on the buckets so using an eraser I added the black dot border. Since I used acrylic paint, I did give the boards a few coats of clear sealer.
To complete the project I cut some branches and sprayed them silver and added some white lights. The glowing 'orbs'?
These are just those cheapo light globes with part of the white lights tucked inside! I could only find two at GW (.99 each) but plan to collect more to use throughout my garden this summer for lighting. Total cost of this project was the $2.00 for the globes as I had everything else.
Linking to these parties this week . . .
The DIY Showoff http://diyshowoff.com/
Knick of Time Tuesday http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/
Marvelous Mondays http://www.jamscorner.com/
Uncommonly Yours http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/
Cedar Hill Ranch http://cedarhillranch.blogspot.com/
Savvy Southern Style http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
Ivy and Elephants http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com/
From My Front Porch to Yours http://frommyfrontporchtoyours.blogspot.com/
The Brambleberry Cottage http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/
French Country Cottage http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/
The Charm of Home http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/
At the Picket Fence http://www.atthepicketfence.com/
While He Was Napping http://whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com/
Funky Junk Interiors http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/
Sisters of the Wild West http://www.sistersofthewildwest.blogspot.com/
Under the Table and Dreaming http://www.bystephanielynn.com/