I started by painting some boards--paint technique is HERE!
I cut a heart out of newspaper
and traced it with a Sharpie on to the wood (2 equal sized reclaimed wood boards).
No photos of this part, but I cut them out with a handheld jigsaw. Cut carefully and you have a heart for a future project that I will share on Monday. Oops, one half broke into 3 pieces--no worries!
I cut the painted reclaimed boards the width of the heart outline (the finished piece of this is 25" tall by 20" wide) and used the brad nailer to attach the boards. I nailed through the front so I
could see where I was nailing.
Oops again, more wood breakage=more nails, no sweat!
I painted it white, waiting to paint to cover nail holes, sanded it and used a mixture of Annie Sloan dark wax and coconut oil to finish it.
Love having some color,
and the reclaimed, salvaged wood beauty and texture!
The other decor? I really liked the ladder I brought in for Christmas and left it for pictures and added some hot dish carrier bulletin boards from the past next to the heart.
Linking up at Funky Junk Interiors!