Some of you may know that I create custom prints. Well, I was working on the Carved Initials print for an order and a light bulb went off! What if I made a ‘sculpture’ of a carved initials tree for our home? So, I went out back to our woodpile and found a small log without bark. It was just what I wanted. Ben cut it down to size; it’s tough (not to mention unsafe) to work a circular saw with a six-month old in hand. Then he scrubbed off the dirt and the last bit of bark.
Then I quickly drew a heart with B+A inside.
Ben used a Dremel tool to ‘carve’ the heart and initials. If you don’t have a Dremel, just do it the old-fashioned way.
The carved areas didn’t show up from far away, so Ben used a soldering iron to burn in the areas, but brown paint or stain would work just as well. After it was burned in, it looked like this:
Overall, this piece is about 12 inches tall and 4 inches in diameter.
It hasn’t found a permanent home, but it’s on the entertainment center for now.
I love that it is personalized, interesting, easy and quick to complete and FREE! Where do you get your inspiration from? What little things do you do to personalize your home?