Hope you have had a lovely week. I came across this picture on http://www.rhbabyandchild.com/
and thought it would look great in Noah’s room but as usual it’s a bit expensive considering I will probably only keep it hanging in his room for a year or two before I decide to redecorate!
So my lovely husband pulled apart some draws I had leftover from the closet I refurbished in my blog post http://anita-brizzi.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/hello-to-start-of-gorgeous-new-week.html as he thought that the wood make nice signs. He is so thoughtful.
So of course I thought I would try my hand at that vintage plane picture and I have to say I am very pleased with the way it turned out!
Here is how:
I stuck the sides of draw together with wood glue. Plus I added some extra strength on the back in the form of a thin piece of wood and screws for security because my lovely husband thought it would be better if I did! (When I don’t listen to him I always wish I did later! :)
Then I painted both sides black.
I sanded the edges with 180 grit paper to get the weathered look.
I enlarged and printed out the picture from http://www.rhbabyandchild.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=rhbc_prod371034&categoryId=rhbc_cat102129 on A4 canvas paper. The picture is good quality so it enlarged pretty well.
I then glued it on the wood using modge podge.
I roughly painted a white outline boarder. I didn’t want it to be perfect.
I then drilled some pilot holes around the edge of the picture so I could hammer black 15 x 1.6mm tacks.
I had very thin leftover one quarter moulding (not sure where from) and I got my hubby to cut it to fit the wood around the edges.
I painted them black and glued it with wood glue around the edges.
And there you have it my knockoff rhbabyandchild airplane picture!
When I get around to finishing Noah’s room I will take a picture of where I have put it.
Well, friends I hope you have an amazing weekend.
Here are those signs I did for my home, which I have no where to hang as of yet! :)
Lotsa love and Blessings