Do you remember that piece of wood that I found by the side of the road and spray painted white? And those bottle caps I showed you? (We began collecting bottle caps a couple of years ago to use as markers for the BINGO cards at my birthday party; the party was in a bar after all. Anyway, it seems that once you start collecting something, it's awfully hard to stop, so we have about a thousand spare bottle caps hanging around.)
After painting the wooden board, I knew exactly what I wanted to do; I wanted to make a sign for a very special beach house called the Creek Connection. To make the sign, I gathered the following supplies: letter stencils, which I found for about $3 at Tuesday Morning; a black paint pen, which I paid about $4 for at Michael's; a pencil; two boxes of small steel nails for about $2 a piece at Lowe's; two eye bolts and some hanging wire, which I had on hand; and a ruler. This project is straightforward so I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves. (Plus, my readers are very smart, this I know.)
Now, for those of you who don't know me, I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist. Did you notice the smudge by the "L" in welcome? (Explanation: minor paint pen explosion.) Well, I tried to fix it with nail polish remover and Q-tips, and I thought I could live with it, but then, after a car ride to the beach, the "C" and the "O" started looking pretty rough too. (See below.) So, I headed to the hardware store, picked up another can of spray paint (I always like to have a can or two on hand anyway in case I pick up something else from the side of the road that needs a facelift), and I went about fixing the smudges. (It's true that a project is never quite as simple as you think it will be.) I also added some eye bolts and picture hanging wire. I may need to add a thicker wire if the wood turns out to be too heavy for the current wire, but that's an easy fix.
And here's the finished product! I shared it with the lady of the beach house for her recent birthday, and I hope she likes it.
See, one man's trash really is another man's