Father's Day DIY - Upcycled, reclaimed and hopelessly stretching for something different.
This past week, I was telling Mrs. W and Mrs. K that I was going to make a stenciled tie with our 3 boys' hand prints on it, for my man! His uncle has one from eons ago; he wears it every year on Christmas Eve ... it's really cute, little worn out and a nice tribute to his beautiful kids!
However, I was feeling guilty about only having 3 kids on there and not 4 (expecting trouble maker #4 in 2 weeks). So, I came up with something new. I saw this on pinterest and thought, I could do 3 hands now and the 4th upon arrival. PERFECT!
So I started off by borrowing this fine looking piece of art from our playroom! I actually really like it, but I have had it forever and I am "shakin" things up around here.
Then, prep began. I grabbed fine grit sandpaper, a paint sample from our sons' bedroom and my trusty brush.
(Suggestion: Spend a little more money on a great angled brush. The cost is double a cheap one, but if you clean it after your uses with a brush comb ... it will last for a long time. This one has been around for about 5 years).
Sad thing, the longer I look at the sign the more I still like it. Oops, too late!
I let it dry, sanded it a little more to give it that "what, this old thing?!?" look. And then, I called in the troops and swore them to secrecy until Father's Day. The true test: their dedication to our little surprise. I give it til dinner!
Happy Father's Day to all you wonderfully hardworking, laundry folding, lawn mowing, Dr. visiting Dads. We couldn't do our job without YOU!
Side note: My husband really wanted one of these. Sorry bud, next year is just around the corner!
Thinking of dads,