i saw this fun garden-art-type-thing several years ago outside a local gift shop. i thought it was totally charming. and i totally thought i could make it myself.
flash forward several years, the idea still nothing but a lingering dust bunny in my head. (you know, as in, "oh, yeah, i really should get around to making that totally charming garden-art-type-thing.")
a few weekends ago, i finally got around to putting my thoughts into action. i love the way it turned out, i love coming up with new words, and new word combinations. it makes me smile every single time i pull into the driveway. an added bonus is that i managed to make it out of 98.99% recycled pieces: the post was slavaged from a local park when they put up a new parking border, the wood slats are from a whiskey barrel planter that fell apart, the hardware is from my dad's workshop. the stars (of course, the red, white & blue stars) are from my collection (not sure if i will keep them there year round, though.)
matty convinced me to splurge on some outdoor paint for the words. they still look *weathered*, but will stand up to the weather (if you know what i mean.)
happy sunshine summer to you!