Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tackle It Tuesday!!

Just in case you haven't noticed I've started changing up my blog to have "daily themes"!!  I love this one, this way I can share my DIY projects, which there never seems to be an endless supply of!!

Recently I saw a pin on Pinterest that I just LOVED....but didn't want to spend the money on to order and of course said "I could do that myself"!! 

Here is the "pin" that motivated me!!

I realize that not everyone has a board this size laying around, but this time I actually had one out at our farm from our old barn being torn down.  If you want to make one I would suggest just heading to your local lumber store and buying a 1 x 12 board!!

I had picked up this board about two months ago and it has been hidden behind one of our couches ever since I went and picked it up, just waiting for me to find the time to work on it!!

While I was at Lowe's I noticed they had those super little "sampler" bottles of paint and realized it would be the perfect amount for my board!!  I found a lovely "beachy" shade of blue (it was actually called SUMMER 2012 by Valspar)  and started painting!!  Even after the first coat I had only used about 1/4 of the jar. 

I thought it looked pretty fabulous even after just one coat!!

(let me apologize for the quality of pics...these were taken with my cell phone as my camera is "on vacation with my daughter but should be home in time to take pics of the final product!!)

Ok, so it's Tuesday and I started this project on Sunday, and this is still as far as I've gotten!!  I have a feeling a lot of you are like me, running in 15 different directions!!  I will try and finish the project this week and post the final pics on next Tuesday's blog!!  :) 

In the meantime, have a great week and go tackle a project you've been putting off!!

 Come follow me on Pinterest!!


  1. Oh, that would be such a great gift idea for a new mom!

  2. Thank you!! :) I've had a lot of fun with it, I suppose I should finish up all the last little details and post the final product!! I agree, I think it would be a wonderful present for a new mom to record all of those "moments in time" that pass so quickly!!



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...