I don't do a whole lot for Valentine's Day. Personally I think it is a silly holiday. I'd much rather show my love all year long with words, actions, and things other than chocolate, candy hearts, and a card. But the other day I was at my local Craft Mart just browsing for fun. I didn't buy anything but I saw some blocks in the window that just shouted at me. I thought, "I can do that!" SO I did!
I cut up a 2x6 that was sitting in our garage rafters since we moved in. I cut five pieces at 7.5" long, and sanded them with the belt sander.
The next day I got out the paint. I used some left over paint from a couple other projects we've done in the past. (Check those posts out Here and Here.) One can of paint was left here with the house for wall touch ups and the other is one we got at walmart called "va va voom red." I painted the outsides of the blocks white and let it dry. Then I painted the inside rectangle with a couple coats of the red. This is what it looked like. Notice the flaws in the board? Not a big deal, it give it character.
Doesn't it always seem the paint takes way to long to dry? Especially when you are excited for the finished product! I put all the letters on and wha la! I really like how they turned out! I plan on putting them up on the half wall that divides my living room and family room. What's great is that you can see it from both sides! One says xoxox and the other is oxoxo. Way cute and the best part....It was FREE! How's that for crafting on a budget?