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Monday, March 3, 2014

Project Update: Reclaimed Wood Sign

Remember that sneak peek I gave y'all in this post?

Well the project didn't turn out too good. I already messed up the wood board once and was on my way to remaking it when I gave the sneak peek.

I was painting layers upon layers of primer to cover up the old writing from my first attempt. I was so impatient with the drying process that I thought I had a fantastic idea. 

I would blow dry the wood in between coats so I can complete the project sooner. 


That didn't turn out too well, the paint felt too thick from the numerous coats of paint and was sticky. When it came time for me to write on the board it was impossible. Somehow the marker became dry because of the sticky paint job. So I messed the board up for the second time (notice where the l and w connect).

I had other ideas of how to fix it for a third time, I thought of using the back side and started off with this:

It looks decent however you can still see the first attempt of my writing through the coats of paint. Than I thought about stripping the board but decided I would just dump the board and start fresh with another piece of scrap wood from our old fence.

Hopefully, I will have patience this time around and I can finally have this project completed. I am aiming for something similar to this:

Eventually, I want to hang it over our bed with a picture from our wedding with our first kiss. I received my inspiration from Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke's bedroom.

Jefferson built that headboard himself!

How do you handle messing up a DIY project? Do you completely give up or try again? Would you try to salvage this piece of wood?

I am sharing this post with A Wise Woman Builds Her Home.
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