Monday, May 10, 2010

Family Tree Art!!!!


I'm sooooooo excited about this project and it's been a LONG time coming!!! Last year I had won a giveaway from vinyl vineyard, sadly she no longer does vinyl. She however has an awesome blog here with the most beautiful home. I chose the Family tree and I knew I didn't want to put it on the wall as you can't move it so I came up with this....


I got some 2x4s Edited* 1x4s NOT 2x4s and had my husband cut them down to the size I wanted. Then using Gorilla Glue I glued all of my boards together....This was my first time using Gorilla Glue and I was completely amazed at how well it held the boards together!!


I knew the glue would expand out but east to just sand away...

I didn't do to well taking step by step photos so here she is!! Once I had my boards glued together I painted the whole thing a creamy off white then did some sanding around the edges and here and there. I did start to use stain to antique it a bit but quit, that stuff and I just don't work well together, never comes off enough for me. I still have a few finishing touches before hanging it but I LOVE it!!!!

Now I have to find a place for her, I will either hang her or prop her somewhere. If I had a fireplace she would be perfect over it! So creating this fabulous piece of art cost a few dollars and it's something I will have for many years.

****Edited

I'm not the greatest at tutorials but I have a step by step coming up in a smaller version of this in a couple of days :) Also a quick tip for this.....

 If you don't, won't or just can't cut your own wood, Lowes, Menards, and probably Home Depot will cut your wood for you. I have only done it once and wasn't charged but there may be a small charge.



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DIY Day @ ASPTL


I'm also participating in DIY day over at Kimba's a Soft Place to Land!!! Head over and check out all the  projects this week!!









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 Transformation Thursday
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26 comments:

Jenglamgirl said...

totally super duper darling! LOVE IT! thanks for sharing. Jenn

Wendy said...

It looks awesome!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

That is BEAUTIFUL! I love that you took your lemons and made lemonade. :) I would love to do a project like this for our family. Thanks for the inspiration!

Its So Very Cheri said...

That is a great project-I love that.

Thanks for posting to the DIY Club inc.
Cheri

MessyMissy said...

That is beautiful. :-)

Kenzie said...

That is gorgeous! I love the "planked look"! I am going to have to make one now!

Chris said...

Hold the phone! I'm in love. What a perfect idea.

shannon said...

I love this! I love the look of the boards put together like that, it gives it the perfect touch.

Stephanie Lynn said...

Nicole, This is a fabulous project. I love it. Simply gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining The DIY Club this month! We greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is soooo cute! i would love to make one for my in-laws. it owuld be such a great gift!

Sabrina said...

This really turned out great!

Donna said...

Wow! This turned out great... I was just thinking of doing something like this using my cricut. Thanks for inspiring!

Stacie said...

Nicole...this is awesome!! I LoVe the plank idea!! I have a few weddings coming up this summer...and this would be perfect!

I featured it on my blog here:

http://thecreativecrate.blogspot.com/2010/05/family-tree-art.html

Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Totally awesome! It has a wonderful aged, vintage feel just the way it is.

Tami said...

Love it!!

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

so cute! I adore it!

Sarah @HarriganHowdy said...

That is gorgeous!! Love it.

homesteader said...

This is very nice! Well done, I think I need one for myself!

The Starr Family said...

Oh so good... just love that! Its a piece of art now rather than vinyl on the wall.

Becky Jean said...

Such a great idea! I love that it can be moved. Thanks for sharing.

Holly said...

This project is wonderful. It looks so expensive too and what a wonderful treasure to have forever.
Thanks for linking to the DIY Club.
Holly
504 Main

Melissa said...

Lovely - I am a sucker for tree silhouettes so I love it.

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Amie Jo said...

this is awesome. My SIL's and I are totally going to make one at our semiannual slumber party. Thanks for being so creative! How wide are your boards? I am terrible with dimensions. I was thinking 18 inches but maybe that is too big..? whatever, we can always figure it out later...thanks again.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Hi Amie, There was no way for me to email you back so I hope you see this. Mine is 24 wide and about 28 inches tall made with 1x4s. You could size it down though and make it work to fit whatever vinyl size you are working with.

Slumber Parties are the best!!! Have fun!!

Amie Jo said...

Thanks so much for getting right back about this. I didn't think about putting my email address in there..duh! I did however, subscribe to follow up posts. So it got emailed to me anyway. Thanks again.