Hopefully everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! Three days off in a row never ever get old in my book! I know that we are supposed to use Labor Day as a time to refresh and relax, so we did just that - except our version of relaxing is a little more unconventional. Building and creating is our family's outlet for relieving stress...so when we woke up at 6:30am on Monday, Sept. 1st, the kids and I had a list of stuff that we wanted to make together!
The first thing we were going to make was, say it with me here, "this think I saw on Pinterest!" Adorable little pumpkins made out of 4x4 posts! Except we didn't have any 4x4 blocks, we only had some reclaimed lumber that is more like 3"x2.5" but with tons of texture. Better in my book! And free...the goal of most of our projects is to build them out of what we happen to have laying around.
I cut them at different heights until they looked just right. Then we sanded everything really well with a sanding block and an orbital sander.
With our tape and stickers securely in place, we painted each block in the opposite color of the first coat. After that coat of paint dried, we peeled off the tape and stickers and sanded the blocks again with the sanding block.
And then took these candle holders we found in the basement...
gave them a couple coats of Wythe Blue...
and a coat of glaze so that they will match the rest of our home decor.Facebook to see what else we're up to!