In typical Rose fashion I was
pretty way overly ambitious on Friday with my list for weekend projects to finish.
Totally forgot about Sunday being Mothers Day. How did I manage to do that?
So, I didn’t finish everything, no surprises there, right?
But I did finish this one!
I painted this curb-found footboard last fall with every intention of using it at my daughter’s bridal shower. Slapped some chalkboard paint on it, thinking I would make it into a flower bed. (The shower had a garden theme.)
I didn’t get it completed to my satisfaction in time.
So it sat in the garage. All winter.
Pulled it out this spring. By now daughter and SIL are so over the cutesy garden look. Enough is enough! So I tried to think of something else to do with it.
Then my son and DIL stopped by. Aha! An inspiration hit me!
I mentioned it to them. Do YOU want it? I can do ______ for you…..
DIL was very excited…”Oh yes, that would be great.” (be careful what you agree to, kiddos….)
So I went to work on the computer.
And printed out some letters in a very fancy script.
And transferred them to the footboard.
Thank goodness for carbon paper!
And this is how it came out.
Signed, sealed (with poly), and delivered
My first attempt at a monogram.
It’s not perfect. But I had a good time working on it.
It probably won’t last more than a year or two outdoors.
But. They like it, so all is well.
And I can always make a new one when they’re ready for it.
I’m linking this up to Coastal Charm’s Nifty Thrifty Tuesday!
Also linking up to Funky Junk Interiors SNS#30 refurbished headboard party! (even though it’s technically a footboard, close enough, right?)