Thursday, February 12, 2015

Two hearts beat as One {Valentine plaque}

I know I  know Valentines day is in 2 days so I am a little behind in posting this super cute plaque. But...I still wanted to share it because A. it is too cute not to share B. It is never too late to make a cute project for your own home or for a neighbor I mean come on we keep V-day decor up the whole month of February anyway...right? or is that just me? and C. because I think this is a decor piece that does not just have to be for valentines day it is cute enough and simple enough to keep up all year I think this would be so cute in a master bedroom in fact that is where this one is going as soon as February is over. It would also be cute on a gallery wall surrounded by wedding and family photos. Ok so now that I have convinced you to make this while Valentines day being two days away let me show you how fast and easy it really is.

Supplies Needed

-Wood plaque
-2 small wooden hearts
-1 wooden arrow
-Ivory, Metallic gold and Coral craft paint
-Sand paper or block
-paint brush
-wood glue
-painters tape

***All of these items can be found and were purchased at the WOOD CONNECTION
This is not a sponsored post I just freaking love that place and I know you will too

How I Made it 

First I just painted the plaque the ivory white. I did two coats, letting it dry completely between each coat and that was plenty of coverage

While the plaque was drying I painted the hearts Coral and the arrow metallic gold. I also did two coats on all the small pieces.

Then I decided the white was too plain for me and it needed a little something more so I used painters tape to tape off a stripe and painted it a charcoal grey..painting two coats and then removing the tape.

Once everything was dry I sanded down all the edges and the surfaces to make it look a little worn and antique. When it comes to painting projects I love to distress them up a little bit.

Lastly I used the wood glue to attach the hearts and arrows on the plaque just in the middle of the grey stripe. And you are done. Seriously it is so easy and fast.

I love how it turned out and I know you would love it in your home too. Looking for a fun gift to give someone you can easily whip up two or three at the same time.

I just want to take a second to thank all of my amazing followers and readers. Thank you for sticky by me and for your support it means the world right now as I am trying to get back in the swing of things in this blogging world that I have missed so dearly. Thank you for being patient and for keeping me going. I hope that I am able to inspire or help just one of you. Have a beautiful Valentines day!

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