I was inspired to make some meaningful gifts this holiday season. It's been awhile since I've done some serious crafting, but I decided to jump right in and just 'do it'! This is the result.
Remember the mess I was making with paint? No, not when I was painting the wall last week and stepped backwards into the paint tray! Before that. Yes, when I was crafting the gift you see above. Here is the before:
The original picture was in an auction box I brought home. Not my thing so...I primed it and painted it white. I then used the computer for the wording and the biker. I painted those details with a black paint pen (that is where the mess came in, I kept putting my hand on the wet paint, sigh). I dry brushed brown paint over it to give it an aged wood look. Then I finished it off with a matt spray. The small gears that I glued on were free due to a coupon.
Total cost: pennies, my time, and complete satisfaction that I can 'do it'.
I gave this to my new and wonderful son-in-law, who just happens to be a biker.
I am linking up to my first Boardwalk Bragfest Wednesday. Take a look and see what all the fuss is about!!!
Living it up at Lakewood,