New Twist on an Old Favorite
December 26, 2009 By
Hey guys! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas! My family did! We finished up everything in town today and will head out tomorrow morning for our final Christmas with the hub’s fam. Since I will be out for a few days I thought I would sneak in a little project for you guys. It’s a simple one… just a little twist on an old one I did a few weeks back.
My mom loved the recipe holder I had made HERE and mentioned that she would love a black one to hold pictures… OK… Easy enough;)! I kept things just about the same but changed just a bit. I decided to make it wide instead of tall so I cut my 1×8 to 10″ long.
I used my new birthday present to cut mine but a simple hand saw gets the job done quickly too!
I then cut my square dowel 8″. I glued my dowel to my round wood piece using Gorilla Glue Epoxy. It is really important that you read the instructions and follow them:)… they are simple steps but the glue won’t set well if you alter them.
After that dried I glued my 1×8 to my dowel using the GG Epoxy.
Here she is drying…
I then drilled a small hole for my wood finial and added some Gorilla Glue Wood Glue into the hole and screwed in my finial.
Now she’s ready for a good coat of paint…
I sprayed the entire piece with Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Canyon Black Satin. While that was drying I went and said good-bye to an old friend…
I plugged old trusty in to warm up and about 15 minutes later I heard a loud pop. I went into the kitchen to find that the front end had cracked open and the glue gun was smoking… What does this mean??? I’m sick… I use it too much:)
RIP Hot glue gun
So… I went and grabbed my back up and glued my roof flashing to the 1×8 before adding my decorative nails to the corner. I added a favorite b&w that you guys have seen too many times and my gift was done! Thanks to my Mom for the great idea:) The final outcome…
Hope you like it… I think she did:) And it is super easy to change out your pictures. If you need more specifics on the construction part just go see my recipe holder HERE.
Thank you again for an AWESOME first 5 months. It is hard not to be inspired when you have so many amazing people who encourage you each day. You guys have been so good to us and we can’t wait to see what 2010 holds. Thank you so much.
Happy Birthday Jesus!
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