Reclaimed Fence Boards, Silhouette’s and White Paint

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Our lovely neighbors took down part of their fence a while back and I was the lucky recipient of the wood. I’ve been inspired by a lot of the silhouette art I’ve been seeing and am very happy with how these turned out!

Since I am incapable of drawing anything other than circles and squares –  I founds some silhouette’s online, sized them and used them to trace a pattern on to the wood. The best way to do this is to cover the back of the printed paper with white chalk, put it on the wood, trace and you have a white outline of whatever you traced and then paint it in.

My daughter Morgan even did the mountain one once the tracing was all done – I love her signature the best.. “MOMO!”

 

Reclaimed Wood Wall art Silhouette

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100 Hours, 6 Months and I have a Kayak that Floats!

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selky kayak pygmy boats wooden kayak kit

My husband knows I like to build things.  I’ve built lots of items from our own designs and many from Ana-white’s plans.  He gave me a Kayak kit from Pygmy Boats for Christmas and gave me a challenge to focus on the craftsmanship and detail of woodworking and building… It took me until February to unwrap the package (one could say it was too cold to work??).

After nearly 100+ hours, 6 months, frustration, swear words, joy and satisfaction of completing each step, I have a wooden kayak that fits perfectly and it makes me smile to take her out on the water.   I’m hopeful that someday my kids will be able to enjoy this kayak and know that mom made it 😉 so long as I don’t wreck it while transporting it on top of the car!

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No need for a tutorial on this one as Pygmy Boats provides detailed instructions with each boat kit, so this post is pretty much a picture post and images of the build process

Build of the Pygmy Boats Selkie Kayak

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