Thursday, January 17, 2013

What Do I Call This Thing?

I had a request over Christmas to make... well, I have no idea what to call this thing so we will call it a display board, sound good to you?  A girl sent me this picture and asked if it was something I would be able to make:

I love everything about this mantle, and that display board is pretty darn cool.  You could even use it year round and just switch out the seasonal decor. Of course I took one look at it and said "SURE! Why not."  

So, off I went to the Home Depot with dimensions in hand.  I basically wandered around the lumber section until I found boards that were about the right width.  Then, because Kyle was out of town and I really like all of my fingers, I stood in front of the saw area until a poor un-expecting employee happened by.  Then I flashed my best, friendliest smile and said "can you please help me cut something?"  (and by something I really meant like 6 somethings:)  The kind man stood there with me and cut it all, without even one complaint. I love my Home Depot friends:)  I skipped my way on home, and started assembling.  I basically just attached the boards with 2 2"x2" boards running vertically along the back.  I painted, then distressed and was pretty darn happy with the final product:

And, because I hate to be wasteful, I used the scraps to make a 2nd display board for the shop.  This time they weren't all exactly the same length, because I decided to take mercy on the Home Depot man, plus I think it looks cute both ways:)  See:

(Obviously the Christmas Sale is over lol)

Hope you all have a fantastic week!
(P.S. this is not a sponsored post.  I just genuinely love my peeps at the Depot.)

Mercantile Muse