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Monday, July 13, 2015

DIY Wood Number Four


Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a lovely summer weekend.  We spent Saturday with no power, which meant we had no air conditioning or water.  Thank goodness for awesome neighbors who allowed us to spend the day in their pools followed by a spur of the moment cookout.   Unfortunately, even though the electric company was at our house ALL DAY they couldn't figure out where the line was bad.  We currently have temporary power hooked up and we're crossing our fingers they don't have to dig up our newly paved driveway.  Vacation can't come soon enough!
DIY Wood Number Four
Do you remember my dining room update from last week?  Not only did I repaint the door and walls, but I also added some new wall decor.  I mentioned that I bought the old window from a co-worker (she got them super cheap from Craig's List) and the large number four was an easy DIY project.   I have been searching for one with no luck, so making my own was the next best thing.  It was a super easy and inexpensive DIY project that only cost a few dollars to make.


DIY Wood Number Four
I started by using a level as a ruler to free hand a number four onto a scrap piece of wood.
DIY Wood Number Four
Then I cut out the sides using a jig saw. 
DIY Wood Number Four
In order to make the turns and cut out the inside, I used a large drill bit to drill holes large enough for my blade to fit through.
DIY Wood Number Four

DIY Wood Number Four
 After giving the wood a good sanding it was ready for paint.
DIY Wood Number Four
The painting part was complete trial and error.  I originally thought I wanted the four to be white, but after taking it inside and looking at it against the dark doors and old window I realized it needed to be dark.   

First, I painted the sides and outer edge in dark gray using chalk paint.
I then dry brushed the outer edge and painted the inside of the four with white chalk paint.
DIY Wood Number Four
I added a final coat of dark gray, gave it another good sanding then sealed it with antique wax.
DIY Wood Number Four

DIY Wood Number Four

DIY Wood Number Four
It's the perfect contrast to the light walls and I love the aged look and variation in color.
DIY Wood Number Four

DIY Wood Number Four

It's amazing how much paint, an inexpensive old window and a DIY wood number four can change the feel of a space.


3 comments:

  1. This is impressive! Not sure I could hold a jigsaw that steady! Awesome job and I love the aged paint look!

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  2. Love it, Katie! I like the different tones of the paint too. Hope you get your electricity thing figured out soon!

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  3. Looks awesome, Katie! Your dining room is beautiful!
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

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