The kids are officially back in school, and momma’s back at craftin’ again. Wahoo! Seriously, I have been going through some serious DIY withdrawal. So what marvelous creation did I make on the first day of school? Oh, just a GIANT reclaimed wood arrow.
Told ya I was going through DIY withdrawl.
I don’t have a tutorial, because I totally pieced this thing together and made it up as I went along. I used wood glue to hold the whole thing together, and the back is covered with scrap pieces and small screws. When I finished I felt like it was missing something, so I grabbed some outdoor lighting I previously picked up at Target. I drilled a bunch of one inch holes and inserted the lights.
The entire back is a mess of tape and wood glue. Who cares as long as the front looks good, right?!
Yup, now it’s complete!
Here is the overall dimensions:
Height 65 inches
Width in the middle 9.5 inches
Width at the top and bottom 26 inches
Strips at the bottom 2.5 x 11 inches
I love it during daylight hours, but I especially love how it looks at night! It’s right in our dining room and gives some awesome ambiance during dinner parties.
Not bad for the first day of school! Now for the rest of the week I suppose I should catch up on all the house cleaning and errands I have been avoiding for the last three months. Of course I do have some wood leftover…
Yup. I think I can squeeze in a few more projects first.