Today I’m sharing a couple of projects with you. My Fall Blocks and my background boards. I’m so excited about both of these projects! If I had a mantel, this is what I would decorate it with.
First, let me tell you about these Fall letter blocks. I designed these completely myself! I was teaching classes at a local wood store, and I designed this to be my next class. But before that time came, I decided that I wasn’t going to teach classes anymore, so I just had this project for myself. I ♥ the way it turned out! The dimension and colors in this project are my favorite!
The other project I’m sharing are these background boards. I picked up some 1x3x8 furring strips and cut them up and made these. They were originally going to be white with dark distressing…but, I don’t know how to stain things. 🙂 I had them all painted white, and then started staining them. Well, the paint soaked up some of the stain, SO they are darker than I was planning, but I still love them!
Here is a closer look at the ‘F’ block. The F is made out of cedar wood and the front of it is rough. I used a light coat of light ivory paint on it, but I left some of the wood showing through. I used paper on the block and tied ribbon around it as well.
For the ‘A’ block, I painted the sides of the block and the letter a dark green color. On the face of the beadboard, I used light ivory, and then I papered in between on the smooth parts. I also papered the letter.
The finial is one of my favorite parts of the whole project! I painted it dark brown, followed by light ivory, and then I distressed it with some sand paper. Once it was finished I tied ribbon around it.
This ‘L’ is cedar wood as well. Using georgia clay paint, I did the same thing I did to the F. Letting some of the natural wood show through. Then I made the block for it to sit on. I papered the top, but thought if I papered the front of the block, it would be too much, so I just left it the light ivory paint color. I applied vinyl to the front of it. I finished it up by using the rustic twisted wire and some ribbon on it.
For the last ‘L’, I papered the block and the letter. Then used some twine to tie around the block.
For the display I used this fun burlap type ribbon, that has holes in it. I LOVE it, and is isn’t messy like burlap is! 🙂
So, between my background boards and my Fall letter blocks, I’m pretty excited for Fall! The only thing that could make it better was if I had an actual fire place with a mantel, so I could sit in front of the fire and keep warm, oh and I think this set up would look pretty great on a mantel, but I’ll take my table for now! 🙂
Do you decorate for Fall? It is one of my most favorite times of year to decorate for! To see some of the other Fall projects that I’ve shared, click here.