Sunday, November 13, 2011

You are my Sunshine, my only sunshine.

Sometimes the most unassuming piece of wood can produce such a sweet little piece!  This cute little guy is the perfect example. 
I had an ugly 18" x 11" piece of wood that most would be tempted to throw away, but I added some fresh dark gray paint and sanded it to keep the true imperfection of the wood.   Next I had to search through buttons, jewelry, and our many odd treasures to find some compliments.  The wood had a rough line along the right side that kept bugging me, so I decided to accent it and cover it up.  I chose to use a small section of an old silver ruler.
Then I found the complimentary silver flower pin which I actually took apart some to get to the basic shape.  I decided the pin needed a little color and "pop" in the center, so I dug through our stash of buttons.  Eventually I found the perfect little yellow button!
Inspired by the yellow, I decided to go with our "You are my sunshine" quote in our yellow matte vinyl.
Once the vinyl was applied to the wood, I sealed it with a clear coat of matte polyurethane.  The last step was adding the sweet finishing touches of my fun little finds!  LOVE IT!

1 comment:

Kerry H said...

So sweet! I sing this song to my kids, but changed the verse from "You never know dear, how much I love you. Please don't take my sunshine away. " To "I hope you know dear, how much I love you. I will love you, forever and a day." I would love to win any of your vinyls, they are so cute!