Next hurdle? Getting my husband to go buy me a board from Lowe's for my project. Finally he got around to it and I bought some Boiled Linseed Oil and a sponge brush from Wal-Mart.
I still didn't get around to finishing the board right away though... and in the mean time, I was babysitting for a friend and she got ahold of my son's markers....
Oops... I was a little annoyed, but realized that I could just turn it over and use the back for my growth chart. This side will be towards the wall anyway.
I waited for a week when the weatherman said it would be nice and FINALLY got around to treating my board. I left it out in the sun to dry all day and then brought it in.
Isn't it pretty?? =)
I've waited about a week (this is what it called for on my instructions from Abby's House).
Next step? Applying the decal. Honestly, I get a little scared doing this part. I'm always afraid I'm going to totally mess it up, but I followed the instructions that came with it and it was fairly easy! Hooray!
Here's my finished project! I'm so pleased with how it turned out.
I love that it is simple and will grow with my boys as they get older since it's not a specific theme - and it will look good in any room of the house for the same reason.
Now I just have to get my husband to mount it somewhere..... hmmm....
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(This is not an official product review! I'm just sharing!)