November 21, 2013

"Merry" Salvaged Tree Sign

It's happened.

Hubby has officially gotten the Christmas bug before me.
He keeps asking when we are decorating for Christmas and it makes me feel exhausted just thinking about it.

In my head, I'm super excited about it...but my energy levels just haven't met up with that yet. 
We will see how the weekend goes :)

But in the meantime, I have had several Christmas-y projects in the works and I wanted to share my latest one with you. 

It all started with some road-side rescued wood and some amazing salvaged weathered wood.
You gotta love it when those two things combine.

Here's what I created with my two types of rescued wood:

Isn't it perfectly rustic and seasonal?? 
I love love love it. 

I started with my weathered boards and laid out the ones I wanted to use all together.
I sketched (gasp! I sketched it!) a tree onto the boards and then cut the shapes out with my jigsaw.
I'm still amazed that I was okay enough with what I drew to keep it. 
I hate free-handing.

But it was perfectly imperfect for this project. 

After I cut out my tree, I sanded the heck out of it. 
The picture above shows it lying on a full white piece of MDF.
I wanted a little more texture so I ended up using pieces of white 1x4s I found on the side of the road. 

I just laid them together and then added support pieces on the back.

I ended up just hot-gluing my tree and letters onto the wood but you could nail it on to be even safer. 
But it worked for me :) 

I found these awesome vintage-looking letters and immediately knew they needed to be on my sign. 
I painted them red and hot-glued them under my tree. 

One of my favorite parts of the sign is the wood grain showing through the wooden planks in the background.
My boards were literally found on the side of the road and they were already painted a creamy-white. 
I just sanded them down to bring out the wood-grain and that was that. 

I can't wait to see where this guys ends up when I actually pull out my christmas decor :) 

Are you loving my little salvaged tree sign? 


If you're wanting a little more holiday sparkle, check out my gold sequin wreath

And don't forget to check out the awesome giveaway going on where you could earn a little shopping money to a cute shop!!

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1 comment:

  1. Kelsey,
    I'm LOVING this wooden tree! It is absolutely adorable! I am featuring you this week at our "Inspire Me Please" blog party.


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