All of that to say, dream is a five letter word that is dear to my heart. I now find I’m in a place where I have to carve out time to dream. In the busyness, it doesn’t just happen. To remind myself to dream, I made a sign to hang in my bedroom.
Do you remember that terrible storm we had back in February? Well, I salvaged some great pieces of eucalyptus to use for signs. After weeks of putting them under heavy surfaces so they would dry flat, they were finally ready. Isn’t it such a fabulous shape?
I wiped any dirt off and adhered stickers to it. I used the Main Street Wall Creations Jumbo Stickers found on Amazon. Then I applied white acrylic paint. I had no latex paint and the idea was to use things I had on hand. It feels more fun that way. I was going for more of a whitewashed look, so I dipped the brush in paint and then in water before applying to the wood. I am extremely happy with the end result.
There’s a bedroom redo in the near future, and this piece is going to be perfect for it. I might have to put a sealer around it, though. It seems Jeremy may be allergic to eucalyptus.
I am linking up with Jennifer @ Studio JRU for today’s In The Studio. It’s a bittersweet thing. Jennifer is ending her blog the end of this month. However, the weekly In The Studio linkup is going to continue right here on this blog! Friends, I would really, really love to see you all link up each week sharing your creative heart. I’ll explain more about it this next week, but consider it, ok? It’s a very encouraging place!