Saturday, June 2, 2012

saw - to - sign

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to find out about a really cool barn party(Michele you rock!).  Located on the back roads of Milford, it's a really neat little place is called The Pink Promenade. It's two sisters collecting and creating fascinating things and then sharing them with us. I say "us" because I now consider myself one of the "in crowd". OK, I've been there once, and although I had the pleasure of meeting one of the sisters, she probably doesn't even remember me, even though I want to be her new best friend and come over, hang out and do cool things too.  But since I don't want her ordering up a restraining order on me before we even start hanging out I will move on.

Here's a link to their site:  And yes the barn WAS PINK!!

So much goodness was there that day.  I brought along my husband and 9 year old son because we were on our way to go canoeing.  Although they were the only men there, they actually both loved the place!  There were so many interesting things to look at.  We ended up buying a bird house made out of recycled tins, but my husband gets the credit for finding an old lumberjack saw (see honey I do give you some credit).  It's about 6 feet long and rusted. The handles are missing, which made it the perfect accessory for our basement.  It matches perfectly with our barn wood and rustic decor and was the perfect length to hang above the TV.

 long isn't it?
Once hung, we realized it needed a little something more.  So we decided to stencil on a saying, giving it some more character.  Out came the paint and 10 minutes later it was done, and back on the wall.
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  1. What a neat idea! Nice work. :) We almost picked up an old saw at a garage sale a few weeks ago, but the old fellow wanted $45 for it....a little out of our price range (which is usually 'free,' haha!). I LOVE the rustic support beams. Did you install those yourself? (What did you use for them?)

  2. Thanks Yvonne! I forgot to mention that we paid $14 for the sign. I think that was a good deal. I wouldn't have paid the $45 either! It makes me mad when people mark up things so much! We used barn wood to encase the support beams in the basement. Check out my post on our basement reveal here: I should have included that in the post. Maybe I'll add it!

  3. That is really neat. Love it. Thanks for sharing and joining in on the newbie party.