I ransacked hubby's wood scraps in the garage and pulled out a nice sized piece, grabbed a can of white paint and got to work. I had just seen someone dry brush something on HGTV, so I drybrushed the wood with white paint to give it more of a distressed beachy look. Then I hit Pinterest to find a fun summer quote - this one jumped right out at me. Perfect. During my lunch break, I cut a stencil on some cardstock for the words, taped it on with painters tape, and then just colored in the letters with a black sharpie. Done and done.
Everything else used here was stuff that I have collected over the years. The lanterns were purchased at The Christmas Tree Shoppe last summer. All of the white vases and candlestick holders were Goodwill finds. The starfish? I got that in a little shop on the Boardwalk during our trip to NJ last summer - it's my favorite!
During our walk the other night, Addie and I picked up some wildflowers in addition to our berries. I have bouquets of them scattered around out house - don'tcha just love free stuff?
This little birdie reminds me of a Sandpiper. We see them all the time on the beach in NJ (do I sound homesick?). I think we are overdue for our annual summer trip to the Jersey Shore!
I love the end result. Every time I walk through my Great Room I smile. Ahh..summertime!!
It felt so good to be crafting again. I forgot how therapeutic it can be.