Be prepared to be embarrassed for me.
I’m going to share a major mistake which I made in one of my products and how I finally fixed it.
I grew up knowing this prayer…
Thank you for the world so sweet, Thank you for the food we eat, Thank you for the birds that sing, Thank you God for everything. Amen
Anyway, I thought it would make a beautiful wall hanging. I had some leftover wood so I made a pallet wall hanging…sanded it thoroughly and thought I would try leaving the wood its natural colour.
I looked online to make sure that I would get the wording correct and have the lines in the right order…I should have just done it from memory and left it at that, but I wanted to double check.
I saw a sample somewhere and it started with “Thank you for the food we eat”. It seemed a little bit different than how I learned it growing up, but I figured maybe I’d always said it wrong…so instead of doing any more checking I just painted the words on.
I used black paint and a mustard yellow paint. I thought maybe it looked OK, but underneath I just didn’t like it. I sealed the sign and even tried to sell it!
It just seemed like so much work to sand it all and redo it. How lazy is that?!
Here you can see a picture of how it looked. Isn’t this sad? Truly, I can’t believe I actually tried to sell such a poor piece of art.
I showed a sneak peek in my last post of how it looked after it was sanded and stained…but just to refresh our minds this is how it looked.
Now I’m thrilled to tell you that it’s actually finished and I want to share the finished product with you!
I also stained the back just so the colour would be the same on both sides. I know the back is to the wall but it just made me feel better.
This time around I used Minwax Dark Walnut for the stain. I painted the letters with a paint colour called Patina and White of course.
I know I shouldn’t even ask what you think of the difference…between the before and after because it really is a crying shame…the before I mean. But I’ll be brave and ask…What do you really think? Do you like the After?
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Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!