A couple weeks ago at a yard sale, I found this sign, decorated by some child with a marker and not so pretty as a result.
So I took off the little metal heart and painted the board with a stain-blocking primer to make sure that marker wouldn't come back to haunt me. I followed that with a couple of coats of a nice greenish gray paint that I had around.
After some sketching, planning and a heap of masking tape (which was possibly more hindrance than help), I painted this quote from The Princess Bride.
I love words. I love art. Words + Art = Bliss. Maybe the letters aren't perfectly spaced or straight, but it wasn't done by a computer, and I like the slightly rustic style.
When I went to hang it on the wall in my living room, I realized this:
I hadn't checked for the top of the board before I started painting and the hanging slot was at the bottom. Sigh. Details...
So I just hung it up by the edge of the board and I'm sure it will be just fine. I like it. And my husband and oldest son will daily shake their heads in bemusement at my strange ideas of decor...