A few days ago I stumbled upon an unfinished board in the basement. I have no idea where it came from or how long it's been sitting there. Clearly I need to clean out my stash (hoard) of furniture, wood and decor.
The wood grain and knots were beautiful so I used a stain and poly blend to bring them out a bit more. After the two coats were dry, I used my Cricut (LOVE that machine) to cut out a few lines from my husband's favorite poem (it is Father's Day this weekend after all). I used the negative from the vinyl and painted the letters with one coat of matte black paint. I hung the three foot board above the fireplace with some dried hydrangeas in my urns.
It's been raining here so I couldn't snap any great photos, but you get the message...I know I do, each time I sit in the living room!
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;Be kind anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.