Hi Everyone - I'm Suzan - and I blog over at Simply Vintageous...by Suzan When the extremely talented and magazine worthy Karen asked if I would be able to guest post my first thought was " Oh no - there's no way I can compete with HER " And then I thought - " hey wait a minute - why does everything have to be a competition Suzan ?" And then I thought - " but you're photos are so lousy " And then I thought - " well maybe they'll just look at the project more then the quality of the photos" And then I thought - " are you crazy? OR COURSE they're going to look at the photos you dimwit" And then I thought - " meh, I am what I am - which is the world's worst photographer " And then I thought - " surely she knows that anyway " And then I thought - " but her followers don't " And then I thought - " oh well they do now - here goes " SO AS YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE I ACTUALLY PUT A LOT OF THOUGHT INTO THIS POST EVEN THOUGH IT'S AN OLD ONE REVISITED. This is my John Denver Tribute Pallet Art.................
Some of you may have noticed that I incorporate words of songs into my posts - a lot - too much? lol
I can't help it - for some reason it's how my brain works - it registers lyrics to almost every situation I find myself in - that and the fact that I have to have music playing when I'm doing anything at all.................
It looks like that headboard I so desperately wanted to buy - was not meant to be - one thing or another kept preventing us from picking it up - ( and then someone mentionned it probably had evil spirits attached to it and that's why it was alluding me - and that's all I needed to hear - seriously :)
So in searching around the house for something to actually make - or build - or paint - that I could POST about ( walking around from room to room - with one hand on my hip and the other on my chin - with my eyes darting all around ) I sadly could only find my pile of pallet wood - leaned up against my bedroom closet, and not one to pass up any opportunity - I seized the moment - dragged John off the bed and had him help me out a little.
Suzan says - John could you help me out with something in the kitchen
John says - Sure
Sorry - everyone - John was extremely agreeable to EVERYTHING I asked him tonight - not quite sure why yet - but it's makes for a boring post I know.
I'm using 12 slats for this project - and 2 extra ones to secure it all together to make this
Does anyone else use their kitchen island as a saw horse?
First I dabbed some carpenter's glue onto each slat in a straight line
then I placed the 2 extra slats length wise across it - and John hammered it all in for me
There now we can just turn it around - and bring it to the dining room table - so I can work on my new canvas - I did a quick dry brush of Annie Sloan Pure White - leaving a lot of the wood showing - to keep
it very rustic looking
and then this is where my love of words kicks in - seeing as it's Valentine's Day coming up soon - and I'm really not much of a Valentine's day kind of person (other than I want flowers and chocolate and a card because it's all about me on that particular holiday - )
I thought a love song would be nice on this
My old faithful stencils came out ( both the dollar store ones and the ridiculously priced ones because I want to mix this baby up lol ) and my Sharpie ( hey Sharpie - I've certainly been promoting you a lot lately - maybe you could send me a pack of them??? ) and I went to town...................
I love John Denver - really really love him -
Here Danni - I added a cupid in Pic Monkey just for you - stop bugging me about Valentine's Day projects now!!!
I added a photo with a chair so you see just how large this really is
even when you think you have no food in the house - you can always make soup, right?
hmmm - I may have to paint the ram's head next...................in the meantime wouldn't this make a great
isn't pallet wood just the best for rustic anything?
My daughter is getting married on June 29 - and this will be part of the decoration
( do you hear me Lindsay???? )
This will be a completely untraditional wedding - trust me - you can read a little about it HERE
and her slightly different song choices HERE
Thanks so much Karen - feel free to fix any of the photos lol
And thanks everyone for taking the time to come
Thanks so much Suzan! Hope the wedding was all your daughter wanted it to be!
Guys, I'm back now, but my sister is visiting and we spent practically all of today editing pictures from my trip. I've got lots of checking up to do! Thanks for being welcoming to my guests. I'll be back on the blog soon with lots of stuff to show you!
Have a great weekend and I hope you've been making wonderful things!