Not long ago, Bridgette sent me a Pinerest message telling me that it...
"Would be PERFECT on the front porch!"
"I want 1 of these for my birthday!"
My response was the same thing I used to tell her when she was a little girl...
"Save your money!"
Then, February rolls around and I'm wondering what exactly to give her for her birthday...
So, I asked Stephen to bring me one of these:
I went over to Polka Dots and Happy Thoughts and picked up a swirly initial S.
I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up some paints and burlap ribbon and last weekend when the weather was warm, I did a bit of a crafting.
First came the polka dots...
I thinned some acrylic craft paint with water and used a wide sponge brush to swirl the paint around on the boards of a pallet.
There wasn't a lot of planning involved. There was no measuring. Really! I just slapped some paint on there and set it off to the side to dry.
My talent really shines, doesn't it?
Slowly, in short bursts, holding the can about eight to ten inches away from the monogram, I sprayed on a couple of coats of cherry red paint.
While this dried, I worked on another little project that I will share later. Then, I added a few white swipes across the swirly initial S.
It bothers me a bit because these are not strategically placed to look like highlights - you know, perched on one side or the other... However, I was trying to follow the inspiration monogram's white swipes and swirls. So, random became he method of application.
I decided to stray a wee bit from the inspiration model because I found some really cool red-striped burlap ribbon. So, the bow is just a wee bit different.
Bridgette has it leaned against a tree in her front yard. I am pretty pleased with my masterpiece. What do you think?