Just a Little Something I Made

Several years ago, a few months before The Husband and I got married, I discovered a design I loved and wanted to use to make calling cards for Jason and I.  I modified, personalized and then put it in print and voila!

Aren't they awesome!

They're kind of old news, since I've had them so long, but they've been the inspiration for several recent creations around our house.

First, a canvas I painted last month to go in our foyer, which will eventually be a center-piece for a mural-esque arrangement of pictures and items personal to us.

But today, I decided to take it to the exterior of our house, too.

The original plan was to make a wooden door hanger.

I had a 16.5" x 19.5" piece of wood to use, but knots and cracks in the wood limited me a little more.

Initially I was planning to cut out a fancy script...however...this is not realistically do-able at my very-beginner level abilities of using a saw.

Nor would it have hung evenly.  And I didn't feel like downloading a hundred fonts in search of the perfect "H".

So I changed it up and decided to pull the shield shape out of those calling cards and make something out of it.

Such as this:

Once I got it done I realized I had two problems.

  1. It was just a touch on the small-side for a 36" door.
  2. I didn't really have any way to hang it that wasn't going to scratch the devil out of the paint on the door.
  3. Because of a crack in the backside of the wood...if the boys accidentally knocked it off the door with their running back and forth out the front door, it'd probably break and they'd feel bad and I'd feel sad.
So I hung it over the doorbell instead.  It's my version of one of those fancy name-plaques you might find inset in the masonry of a real chateau.

After that, we hung the wooden Hogs wreath on the door (given to us as a wedding present) to welcome in College Football season and voila!

Just a little something I made today.
Ashley Harris Wife & Mom

Ashley is a thirty-something wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and decorating their home. Her blogging adventures began in 2006 as a single mother and have carried on through marriage and a new life with a husband, a ten-year-old, and an infant.