I hope you all had an amazing summer. My family and I sure had fun. We went to the Outer Banks, NC and Utah for our vacations.
We also had our picture taken with my whole family…..
I know you can’t see everybody very well but these are ALL of my brothers, sisters, their spouses and all of our children with my parents. What a lucky day that was. It’s been so many years since we have all been together.
While we had our friend/photographer (klick photo) there at the park, I made him snap a shot of my little family, too. Aren’t my boys sweet?….(proud mom)
Being “unplugged” all summer was a nice break but I sure miss blogging and keeping up to date with my blog friends. It’s great to be back!
Today I am going to share one of the few projects I made this summer….
After distressing, staining and letting the wood dry I used liquid nails and finishing nails to secure each piece to the wall. The “grooves” on the wood edges to make it rustic were created with an x-act-o knife to peel wood chunks off, then sanded and stained.
We just hammered our nails in but my nail gun would have made this project even faster and easier.
Start from the bottom with one long piece of wood. I like the look of staggered corners so we (brother-in-law and I) applied the sides one inch in from the edge of the bottom piece. Using a level is important here.
We did this same idea on some art in the other room….that project coming soon.
Have a fun day!