Whoo. . . one round down. . . last round to go.
Dudes, I've made it to the final three. And while I fully expect to get the bronze, I made it. And this was my favorite project, sniffle. I simply must tell you about it.
It's a present for my sissy, actually.
I love birth announcements-- and I think they should be big and used as wall art in a nursery. I really do. (By the by, I highly recommend this lovely lady's adorable work for all your announcement needs.)
So, I took the liberty of having my niece's birth announcement printed as a 20x30 at Costco ($10, just so ya know).
And I got out my scraps.
Everything I used to make the box was leftovers. The backing? A giant piece of plywood left over from this:
It was the perfect size. What can I say? I'm practical shmactical.
The frame of "The Box" is 1x4's ran through the shaper.
And now I would like to tell you how much I would like to show you "The Box" all put together. Prior to it's 500 billionth coat of paint.
And I would also like to swear because my computer's video card has crapped out on me. Therefore, I'm using the hub's computer which has no such picture.
But here it is painted.
And while slopping the paint around on the marble seemed like a good idea, at the time, it was a pain in the arse to clean up after. So screw you, self, one week ago.
I want you to know something.
Cutting my beadboard pieces on "Jaws" marks thee first time I used it allbymyself. I mean, no hubby standing behind me going, "It's okay. You got it. Go ahead." with a little pat on the buns. Nothing. Just me and Jaws. We might be friends now, me and Jaws. Go me.
And here we are:
slots for all those little baby hospital things. .. sigh. Since I live nowhere near my sister, I just threw in Kenna's baby stuff for the picture. . .and sobbed over her little bracelets that no longer fit her fat wrists. And yes, my daughter did/does have very large feet. Thanks for noticing.
One last thing:
it might be hard to tell, but this thing is GINORMOUS. I mean it's massive. It's nearly four.feet.long.
If I do these again? Maybe not so big. Know what I'm sayin'?