And the Browns love some weekend projects! S had brought home some pallets sometime ago, so we decided to cut it up and make a coat rack. We originally wanted to make a herringbone type pattern.. and my brain just would not work! So, I decided to just piece it together. S got to use his new nail gun and sander that he got for christmas.
Once they were all cut, we sanded and stained it with all different colors. We had quite a collection from all the wedding projects last May.
Scott bought some hooks from Lowes, and I found a few IKEA frames that were laying around. We stained the frames and popped in a few wedding photos. I absolutely love how it turned out! It was quite heavy because of the plywood, but with the right anchors in the wall, we put a wire on the back and hung it up.
We have talked several times about painting the mailbox. It was just unsettling for an art teacher to not have some color, or something, on it! I started out painting some flowers, being super-inspired by the artist Lulie Wallace. I have been drooling over her artwork for the last week. We had some leftover paint from the dining room, and decided it was the perfect color for the post.
Oh, I must add: Before I started painting, S asked "Can it be something gender neutral?" Of course…
After it was painted blue, he added that I should paint some green on it, too! When it was all said and done, I felt it only perfect to tack up my paintbrush, too. And for the chalkboard (S tacked that up during football season to update everyone on the GA games!), I felt it appropriate to add an artist quote, and since VG is who we are studying in class, I added his quote: