|Ballard Designs Weathered Wood Plaque|
And I wasn't wrong about that!
I got the largest embroidery hoop I could find (Jo-Ann Fabric, 23") for the outer rim. A smaller 15 inch version. Hand saw, tape measure and clamps. E6000 glue and Martha Stewart gray paint.
I removed (cut evenly) the wooden fastener from one of the hoops . . .
and cut the hoop after measuring where the center of the "whole" hoop would be, gluing the two pieces, back to back together. *See picture below
After cutting the fastener off the smaller hoop,
I measured the hoop evenly at the position pictured . . .
I glued and clamped the ends for both pieces . . . slightly closer than the Ballard Designs pattern.
This is how the plaque looked after the glue dried.
And painted gray . . . and hung.
I wanted to create a little "me area" in the corner of my bedroom . . .
My own COPY-CAT version
Perhaps a little reading area . . .
What are your thoughts on the wall plaque? Would you pay $169.00 for one from Ballard Designs or would you say, "Oh, I Can Make That" and just Copy-Cat that!