I love Craigslist! A lovely man tore down his fence and listed it for free on Craigslist. I went over and completely loaded up. Filled the Subaru up to the roof with the stuff. Yay! I have enough weathered wood to last for a year!
I briefly mentioned and toyed with the idea of trying to do a knock off of this fabulous pottery barn airplane.
I found two examples on line, but just don’t think I have the patience for it. And at $299, I was not ever going to buy it in a million years.
But, I wanted an airplane silhouette for the room and my mind ran away with me when I gazed upon my free weathered wood fencing.
It was all cut in half already, so I chose a chunk that was fairly solid.
I ran to search airplane silhouettes on google and found this.
Then I discovered a neat feature on my printer. I opened up the “photo workshop” option and “create posters” was a choice. I had no idea what that meant, but was super happy when I figured it out. It put my image in a grid screen and allowed me to choose the number of grids (the number of pieces of paper) I wanted the photo blown up to. So I chose 4, printed it and cut it out.
I traced it onto my work area, and painted it black.
Then I messily slopped some white paint on top of that.
Then I messily slopped some walnut tinted glaze on top of that.
I sanded it all down and went back with the black to highlight and darken certain areas.
I screwed some fat screws into the connecting boards along the back, attached some random chain I found in the garage, attached the chains to a hook and hung it on the screw.
It looks really cool!
While my finished product looks nothing like my inspiration,
I wouldn’t have come up with my piece if I hadn’t seen the original in Pottery Barn. It is fun to watch the directions your creativity can take you. And for 100% free, I LOVE it!