Are you ready for Spring ... I am !!!
Taking this old painted board, I made something useful and attractive.
This board was painted baby blue and aged to perfection with chippy, missing paint. (this is the back)
I watered down some green paint and washed it over the
blue and it turned out a very nice green.
I used Microsoft Word to design the layout.
I reversed/flipped or made a mirror image.
Cut a piece of wax paper to fit a letter size card-stock weight paper, taped it to the sides and top. Leave a little free space at the top for the printer to grip it.
Using my LaserJet printer; printed it out on the waxed side of wax or freezer paper, can't remember which I used, but either one will work. It is hard to figure which is the waxed side, but you can scratch it with your fingernail to see. I think the wax side in on the inside of the roll. For this, I needed to print one word per page.
I placed the wax paper face down on my board and ironed it until I was satisfied with the transfer. You do not get all the ink or toner to transfer to the rough board, but that is thelook you want anyway. Actually, I think the LaserJet toner is not supposed to transfer by ironing, but I got away with it and I was happy enough with the results.
I dumped out my big box of hooks to try to find three matching ones. I narrowed it down to two and ended up picking the sap tapping spile and hook ones.
The spiles have the drain spout and also a hook where the sap bucket was hung, so this offered two places to hang something on one hook.
I drilled holes that were just a tad smaller than the spile so it
could be driven in and be tight.
The yellow faucet handle was to represent a flower.
The top piece is the finial off a metal garden gate.
Now all I had to do was hang it up and add something decorative. Great for garden tools and baskets for stuff.
A small sap bucket; a chicken wire basket and a string holder look great with it. Could use more baskets and use in the bathroom for needfuls.
Just a fun piece and almost cost free.
Your turn ... make something fun!
Blessings ... Audrey Z.
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