I had been working on a secret project for Bill for a few weeks leading up to Christmas, and it makes me really happy to share it now (and I will post another photo of the art work hanging over our bed). I decided to make a "headboard" out of a palette and some hearts our wedding party held in our wedding photos (pictured above). I included the entire collage from a previous blog post, because this project will always remind me of our wedding day, which was hands down the best day of my life, and these photos really capture my heart. Sigh… I still swoon thinking about it. This project made me feel like I was preserving our day forever :)
I borrowed the materials necessary (paint can opener, some left over stain from a previous project, and a drop cloth) from my father in law and purchased wood glue and a paint brush and got to work. Honestly, it was SUCH a simple project, because I already had the hearts made from our wedding! It was just about staining the wood, waiting for it to dry, gluing the hearts down, weighing them down with paint cans to make sure they really stuck and waiting for the glue to dry.
Stepping back to look at the final product made my heart so happy, and when this hangs over my bed, I will smile everyday. A bunch of people keep saying that we won't want it in our house forever because we will not longer be "Just Married". I sincerely believe our love will always feel new and exciting and that it will not fade, and that "Just Married" is a mentality. While life enters a day to day mode where you just get things done, we do not have to be that way as well! We can hold onto little things that make us new and happy. A million years with Bill would not be enough for me!
He loved this gift, and said we can keep it in our room forever :) This life is just a blip in the span of time, and we will always be "Just Married".
Did anyone get crafty with me for Christmas gifts?
Share please :)