Sunday, May 30, 2010

Block of Faith

I needed something to put on my flower cart on the porch that would elevate my lantern... so I came up with this idea. Using a 6x6 block of wood (that I took from my brother in law's scrap after building a deck), I created this:

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I was able to use my Cricut and vinyl to cut the word "faith" mulitple times. I then applied it to the block of wood so that it looked like this:

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I suppose you could go all the way around the block but, nah... that was too much trouble.

Using black spray paint, I spray painted over the letters and covered the block of wood. And it was at this point that I discovered that I stink at spray painting. But luckily, it didn't matter with this project. And I have my wonderful husband to do all the "serious" spray painting for me... whew. So, after it's spray painted, it looks like this: (this wasn't the final coat, but close to it... it didn't matter too much with this block b/c I was gonna distress it anyway.)

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Pull off the letters, sand a bit to distress it and that's it!

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I wish that I had stained the block first before applying the vinyl... I think that would have given it a more distressed look. Maybe I'll do that next time. I promise to show pictures of my porch soon. We've changed our mind and are going to stain the floor now. We have SO many gallons of stain that my daddy gave us and so we finally decided to go with it and stain it. So... you'll have to wait a bit longer. I know, I know. The suspense is killing you... :)

Head on over to Beneath My Heart for other great Do it Yourself projects!

4 comments:

  1. Now that is stinkin' adorable!

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  2. I love this idea! Very cute!

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  3. Oh I love this idea Donna. Thanks for sharing it over at Tracy's today. I am going to tweek it and use it as an activity for girls that I work with in a halfway house. They are very artistic and could write on the wood. Thanks so much for sharing this! I loved it.

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  4. cool! I just LOVE all you awesome ideals! Thanks for sharing them with all of us. :-)

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