Brace yourselves. Today I’m going to show you a work-in-progress.
I thought it would be super fun to see how long it takes for me to figure out how to finish what I started! That was sarcasm, folks.
Seriously though, I have a feeling it’s going to take me awhile to figure out how this project ends.
It all started because I needed art for the mother of all mantels. It’s probably 8-feet long.
As most things begin around here, I had an AWESOME idea and a spare piece of plywood. I’m running out of spare pieces of plywood though, so I might have to stop blogging then. 😉
Through a bit of measuring and remeasuring and reminding myself that the “3rd time is the charm” I marked cut lines for a set of arrows. Handy Husband cut them out for me. He’s helpful that way. For the record, I’m good at measuring things. I’m not so good about making my mark in the same exact way for every measurement.
Miraculously, I ended up with 3 identical arrows.
Now that I’ve stared at them for a couple of weeks, I might sand them some more so that more of the stain comes through. We’ll see.
I failed to take into account how right-heavy the arrows are. Not exactly good for balancing!
Since I’m not committed enough to this idea to make holes in the brick to facilitate the leaning in process, I affixed the arrows directly to the brick with Command Strips.
I really wish I had invented Command Strips. And why isn’t there a knock-off yet? Those suckers are expensive. My free project now cost me $8.54 because leaning-in just wasn’t working for me.
I also need to do something about the fireplace hole. This is a working fireplace, but I don’t know if we are going to use it – at least not very often. It looks a little sad to me the way it is though.