Friday, June 29, 2012

You Are My Sunshine

This project has been ruminating in my head for a while now.  I've been wanting to try my hand at subway art for a while now, and I've been wanting to put something more interesting on the shelf in the kid's bedroom. 

So I had my wonderful husband bring home a piece of aged wood for me, he said he would assemble the sign too.  I was going to take him up on it, but he never got around to it. I finally decided to get out the power tools and do it myself.  I painted it with a brush that was on the dry side so it looked more mottled and distressed, cut out the letters with my Cricut, and used Mod Podge to glue them onto the sign.  The sign's finished dimensions are 11 1/2" x 24" and I'll admit, while my first intention was to hang it on the wall, it is far too heavy for anything like that.  I do love seeing it sitting there on the shelf, especially with our favorite books.

The rest of the kid's bedroom can be seen here if you like to see the before version of the bookshelf wall.