I am so happy to be guest posting here at Silo Hill Farm! Everyone knows that Danni is the Queen of crafts so I am honored to be here sharing one of my latest projects.
Let's get it started!
I rarely know exactly what I'm going to do when I start a craft project. It starts with an idea and evolves from there.
Recently, I saw these wood things at Lowes.... Contractor Shims.
I thought they were interesting... and cheap. Less than 4 dollars.
I had no idea that they were wedges.... hence the name, shim...
I got out my glue gun and proceeded to hot glue them together to make even little boards. 42 shims make 21 boards.
Honestly, I thought, this will take a while, so I got my coffee and glue gun and got comfortable... it took less than 10 minutes and I got interrupted at least 10 times.... so no worries, no big deal.
I put a bead of hot glue down the ends and middle of one board and smashed them together. It went very fast.
Then I played around with them and figured out a shape that would use up all the boards. A pkg of 42 Shims (21 boards after glue) made a pretty good size board.
I then hot glued them to a piece of foam board. I cut the foam board slightly smaller than the overall shape of my board.
It looks like a shutter here.
I like the rough, rustic feel of this board.
I painted it white and decided to put the words Beach House on it.
I used gray paint for the letters. It needed something else....
So, I added an arrow and then took my sander and distressed it a bit. I love how the words look when they're distressed.
This was one of the visions I had for the board but my butt was too tired to paint on all those stencils.
I craft because I get satisfaction when I take a pile of whatever, in this case
boards Shims, and come up with something
that I like.
It. Is. Therapy. For. Me.
Thank you so much Danni! This was fun. I hope you guys were inspired and thank you so much for reading. I hope you will visit me at Thrift My House. I'd love to visit you!
Thank you Sherry! You are one amazing crafter! Being land-locked here in the mid-west, I long for the ocean and love all things beachy!
Sherry does so many projects that are inspiring, you'll be sure to want to go over and follow her so you don't miss any of her awesomeness.
If you used to follow Sherry before and then somehow lost her, you may not know that she re-started her blog, so you'll need to head over and follow her again at Thrift My House.