awesome vintage bar/dresser/changing table on craigslist, but no matter how much we tried to dress it up, it still needed a little something.
|image from here|
|LOVE the manly feel of this one!|
So I decided to make something and put my own spin on it.
Chris and I were both smitten over the name "Brooks" from the moment it touched our ears. I loved how the name was a little secret just between the two of us before our little man was announced to the world, so I thought having something with his name above his changing table would be perfect. Personal, but not too "much".
I liked the idea of hanging something, like this below, but with a bit more of a manlier touch.
My plan was to stain them, mark each one with a letter from B's name, and hang it (securely) on the wall. The idea of having these wooden blocks just "on" the wall seemed a bit boring to me so I decided they should probably hang from something (twine?).
Keeping with something more masculine, I hit up our local Home Depot and browsed their coat/hat rack section.
At 5.5x my total block budget, $25.62 was a bit on the higher end of what I wanted to spend but figured something uniquely DIY was worth it.
Once I got home, I gave my blocks a good stain. I can't tell you what the exact color was, but it was a mix of all three of these:
|Early America, Gunstock, and Ebony|
|I actually did this step twice to ensure that there would be NO WAY the twine would be able to come off and let the blocks fall|
I then cut my twine and made a knot for each block.
At first, I hung the letters from the lowest hook.
So I put it behind the second hook.
Low and behold, it turned out wonderfully.