Thursday, April 7, 2011

M.I.L. Birthday Present

Were you wondering where I was?! :) When it gets nice, things like blogging go to the back burner. No apologies from me though! - I don't regret a minute of spending time outside with my husband and daughter over sitting inside on the computer. I promise I will still try to get on here at least once per week though. ;)

Anyway, I have been working on a LOT of things lately. The reason being is that in this house April is a busy month! My MIL (mother-in-law), SIL (sister-in-law), and mother all have birthdays in April (in that order). So, that makes me a busy bee!

This year I handmade gifts for my MIL and mother for their birthdays. My mom's gift has been done for two months and I will show that off after I give it to her at the end of April. But, since I am fairly sure my MIL will not see this post before I give her the gift I have made for her (on either Saturday or Monday), I will go ahead and show it off today!:

I have had this sign in mind for a LONG time, and I finally got around to making it. I used an old sign that I had already that had been water damaged. It was tricky to work with because this sign had a paper label on the front of it that I had to sand off before I could do anything to it. After I got it off, I painted the wood, painted it some more, painted it some MORE - you get the picture! A final sanding to "distress it", and some lacquer and there you go! Super nice gift for a super nice person. :)

This weekend will be kind of eventful around our house, stay tuned for more info on that! :)

Until next time . . .


Jaycie and Randy said...

Just amazing, not that I am suprised!! :)

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This is AMAZING! I love the style, the font, everything. Great job!