Out of all the projects I have done, this one has got to be one of my absolute favorites. Recently I was tasked with this:
“I need something for a baby shower, something to decorate a nursery, but different than The Mother’s Love sign you made” (THANKS LAUREN!!!) – That’s when my wheels started turning. The first thing I went to do is look through Pinterest at Baby Nurserys. That is what I came across this gem:
I LOVED the way it looked, very classy and simple. The only thing is, how can I turn this into something for a baby? That is when the quote “First we had each other, then we had you, now we have everything” popped into my head. If I removed one of the picture frames and just had three, I could write a part of the saying under each of the frames!
- Frame 1 – First we had each other – This would be a picture of just the parents of the baby
- Frame 2 – Then we had you – Picture of JUST the baby
- Frame 3 – Now we have everything – Family Picture
DONE AND DONE – LOVE IT
This item is currently not for sale on my Etsy shop because it is rather large to ship, but if you are interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can see what I can do 🙂
Or – if you choose to make your own, here’s what I did:
First I took three pieces of wood that were 6 inches wide and 36 inches long. I attached all three together by using Gorilla wood glue and brackets in the back.
I then added studs at the end of each piece of wood to give it more of a rustic feel. I also added nails to the middle piece of wood to hang the picture frames on.
Once the board was set and the nails were in place, I used Minwax® Wood Finish™ in Dark Walnut to stain the wood. I used a sponge brush as well as an old cloth to do the staining (don’t forget to wear work gloves to keep your fingers from staining!!)
And there you have it – the finished product came out wonderful. It took some time, but I was very happy with the result in the end.
BIG thanks to my Dad with helping on this one, this further proves that the only guy a girl can depend on, is her Daddy.