With much planning and scheming and scheduling, I had the great pleasure to spend Monday crafting with everyone’s favorite flat hill farmer. We had two missions, and today’s post is about the final piece for my living room gallery wall, a marquee arrow.
As always, thanks to the pinterest, we found the idea on the blog Junklahoma. Being that I’m in an apartment, my space isn’t terribly conducive to drills and other such power tools, but fortunately my couch-carrying friend has all those things and more, and space to use them, to boot!
Based on the pictures it looks like I did mostly nothing, which is relatively accurate. But when there was some math to do, I came to the rescue. And I drilled all the holes for the lights, which totally un-tediously had to be shaved down by hand because they were thiiiiiiiiis much too small (don’t worry I also didn’t do that).
Sadly I didn’t take any pictures of the “finishing” part: painting the arrow and then distressing it with other paints (by hand – with the blisters to prove it) and a variety of metal objects everyone has around the house – horseshoes, unidentifiable pointy tools, etc.
The real achievement, I’ll say, was even after spending eight hours crafting (this is serious business, kids), the guilt of not hanging it up that night got the best of me, so got it on the wall and enjoyed an evening of ridiculously lit-up ambiance. You can go ahead and ignore the power strip dangling from the arrow. Extension cords are now in place.