Friday, 9 September 2011

Family & Love Blocks

Before I head of for a weekend getaway with my hubby I thought I would share with you my latest project.  I have this massive entertainment unit (which I will share with you once the crown molding is done) and it has a lot of shelves to fill.  So I decided to create these Family & Love Blocks to put on it.

 Notice the faux books and the fantastic green apple behind them, I just found them last night at home sense.  

 I started with these 2x4's that I cut down to different sizes, and gave each one of them two coats of paint. 

Once they were all dry I sanded the corners and edges but decided that the colors were to bright so I painted over them with a watered down brown paint to darken the edges and the colors. 

I brought out the good old vinyl machine and made stencils for each block and stenciled them on in a white paint.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend. 


Anna said...

Love these! Thanks for linking up. I'm going to post it on FB/Twitter. :)


Two Thirty Five Designs said...

well done, these are fantastic!!

I am visting your blog after you commented on my entry way chairs on my blog, Thanks for the comment!! I am your newest follower and would love the follow back!

Karen said...

THose are so cute! I love the colors you used. I am a new follower!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

This is so cute! I hope you enjoyed your weekend! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

SewSweetTV said...

So Pretty!!

Jenn said...

I love these blocks. They would add the missing color that I am needing in my front room!

Unknown said...

What a great way to use up those wood scraps!! Thanks for sharing this at What's In The Gunny Sack last week and I hope to see you again tomorrow!