In a recent Pottery Barn catalog I saw a wonderful display of frames hanging from boat cleats. As many of you know I have been slowly working a nautical/pirate theme into my middle son’s room and I loved the idea of making him a sign and hanging it from a boat cleat!
I started by building a small wood panel with scrap wood. I conditioned it and stained it with Minwax Mission Oak stain. I then printed out my wording using the free font Pieces of Eight (I used this font for Nash’s Pirate Sail Headboard as well.) Using the printout as a guide I painted the wording on freehand with black acrylic paint (all the while wishing I had a Silhouette to cut the words out in vinyl!!)
Once it was dry I used a staple gun to attach some boat line to the back of the sign then hung my cleat on the wall and looped the rope around! Nash loves it (he picked out what it should say) and its the perfect compliment to his Pirate Sail Headboard and Pirate Desk!
I promise no more pirate decor for a while (although now all of you with little girls know how I feel when bombarded with pretty pink little girl decor all the time!!)
By the way-what do you think of the blog’s new look? I’m personally loving it! There are a few new areas you should check out though:
Just below the header you can see the different pages of the blog-I’ve added a DIY Gallery with thumbnail links to my projects so you can see them all at a glance-it should make finding what you are looking for much easier!
If you look over on the right sidebar you’ll see two new areas as well. The first is an About Me box that you can click to learn little more about who I am. Below that are all the ways you can keep in touch with me- Pinterest, Facebook, RSS, and yes, even Twitter. Please people-help me with the Twitter thing, I’m still learning it and would love to have more of you on there to interact with!
There’s also a new button on the sidebar to match the new look so feel free to grab one!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend-my oldest starts kindergarten on Monday so I’ll be wistful next week I’m sure! Wish me luck!
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