I had some scrap pieces of wood laying around from another project, it was painted white so I had to do a little sanding.
Next step was to stain them. I seem to always have stain on hand - so I used Minwax Dark Walnut - one thing I really love about projects like this and stain...you can really never go wrong..
I wanted an aged, rustic look and that is exactly what I got. A lot of people are afraid to mess with stain but it really is simple, kind of messy but such an easy thing to do! I put two very thin coats on each board and called it a day.
Here is what it looks like after I brought them inside... (better lighting, it was getting dark out)
To secure all the boards together I used the piece of plywood that it is sitting on in the picture above. My handyman got out the jigsaw and cut a small square that I could attached to the back.
Travis (handyman) is much better with the power tools than I am, and since they are his toys LOL he prefers doing this part of my crafts...I don't mind, even though I would like to eventually get my own set so I can do it all myself :)
Now I tried to print some really cute font off the internet and transfer it on there so it would look crisp and clean...yeah that didn't work so well for me! So I had to free hand it...My hand writing isn't the best!
I was hoping for something a little different but I still think its cute. Do you think she will like it??
(I hope so!)