With the basement remodel, we moved all of our living room furniture down to the basement, leaving our upstairs living room empty. Our neighbor stopped by one night and I was kind of a mess, I had just experienced a blown out tire on the freeway and Stephen and I just got home from dealing with that. I was in sweats my hair was pulled up and I had no bra on – a real shining moment. We had projects and junk all over the table after working to finish the basement. She stopped by because she saw me on the side of the freeway and wanted to exchange numbers and to bring us a baby gift. While she was over, she made a comment about our living room and how she didn’t know we didn’t have any furniture. If you heard the concern in her voice, you would realize how dire the entire scene probably looked to her. Anyway, my house is not usually like that and it was the worst time for someone who had never been over to see it.
Anyway, I planned to make something similar in our guest bathroom but I had already created this hanging piece in the living room and had all the lovely holes in the wall. So with the new couches and of course new color scheme to go along, I just decided to reuse this piece.
I turned over the pieces of wood, painted them with some leftover blue paint, staggered the pieces how I wanted them, traced out a seahorse, painted the white of the seahorse, sanded the crap out of it, used a black tinted glaze, carefully flipped over the boards while still staggered, hammered in sawtooth hangers in a straight line across all the boards to make it easy to hang and keep the seahorse design lined up, then put in some new nails in the wall, and hung up the boards. Hanging it all up covered most of the nail holes from the other piece. I would have done a tutorial but since this wasn’t my original idea, I just wanted to show my version from that inspiration!
I absolutely love the way it turned out! Stephen knows a project went as I planned when I clap and get giddy when I finish up a project and this was for sure one of those times!