Last week did not go as planned!
The kind of news you don’t want to receive…the kind that stops you in your tracks.
So a few of my days became nonproductive…doing what I had to do…like filling up my antique booth.
But the taxes I needed to get done sat on my desk unattended.
When someone you love fights a health battle…you fight too!
So in the midst of my week, I took a break from the heartache to work on a simple farm sign.
In an odd way, it was a tiny bit of therapy.
If you follow us on Instagram or have shopped with us, you will recognize the large “Farm Sign” above.
Old barn wood with “heavy” old metal letters!
I love these signs, but I know they are not for everyone due to the sheer weight!
So I decided to make a lighter version using some thinner letters.
They had a few signs of rust, but I still sprayed them with vinegar to try to enhance those areas.
You’ll find all kinds of methods to do this online.
I don’t rust things often, but when I do, I, usually only use vinegar and the sunshine.
This time we had a stubborn “A!”
It came as no surprise to me…this was one of those weeks!
I could have tried toilet bowl cleaner or some other method, but I decided to leave it!
Most of my things are imperfect due to the test of time, so it only seemed fitting to leave well enough alone.
My hubby picked out a unique piece of wood from our stash.
They call this a live edge.
I lined up the letters to give me an idea of where I wanted him to cut the board.
I pre-drilled holes randomly into the letters.
Then I applied wood glue to the tips of the tacks and hammered them into place.
The tacks are not threaded and thus don’t stay in place so the wood glue is needed.
I added two screws to the back and some old chain.
As far as the letters…you can find them everywhere these days.
Have fun friends and thank you for being a bright spot in my day 🙂