DIY, Uncategorized / 13.08.2014

First, I measured the piece of wood for the sign which was 24 in wide by 6 in high. Then, I laid out the text in a 24x6 document on the computer. I used Adobe Illustrator but you can use any word editor like Microsoft Word. Next, I reversed the text in my document (so it read backwards, I'll explain why below) and then printed it on two 8.5x11 pieces of paper and taped them together since I can't make really large prints with my printer. To distress my sign,...

DIY, Uncategorized / 08.08.2014

I love the look of an old shutter and there's so much you can do with them! My father-in-law picked me up this old, green shutter and I knew there were so many possibilities with it so I got to work. First, I gave it a good sanding! It really needed it because the painted was chipping all over the place. This shutter actually made me a little nervous because I'm sure that nasty, green paint had lead in it so I made sure to use a mask and gloves. Next, I...

Uncategorized / 08.08.2014

We have come a long way since we first bought the place and are continuing to put a lot of work into it. It's true when people say you're always working on and improving your home! Here is the front. We are currently spreading gravel around the yard so please excuse the random piles you may see. Right side view. Left side view. Finally, the back view. Please excuse the absurd amount of different color brown chairs. :) We put this deck in last fall (which I will write about in another post) so...