I just have to say, that when I come home from a long day at work to my pumpkins thrown all over our yard and my urns that were once full of dirt now emptied out onto our porch, it makes for a very very bad mood. I don't think that we live a bad neighborhood. Quite the contrary. I love our neighborhood, I trust it, I can go walking at two in the morning and feel safe. So, when this stuff happens, it really gets me going, ya' know?? Please tell me that this doesn't only happen to me? Every fall, something like this goes on with our pumpkins. Whats with that??? Anywho....
So, back the comforts of the inside of my house...where its safe, and nothing ever moves unless the dog gets into something and hides it. Which by the way...sorry honey, but he got into your pocket, chewed a hole through it...and ate all your gum.
When decorating my mantel this season, I wanted something a little modern and a little rustic. And substantial.
To get the arch of the door, I measured about 17 or so inches down on each side and marked it. I then took a water hose and arched it, making it touch each measure mark on the two sides. I then verified that it was a symmetrical arch by marking other equal measurements on each plank and making sure the hose touched each mark. Next, I just traced the hose with a pencil! Instant arch :)
Once I got one side cut, I did the same thing to the other, and then secured it to the rest of the piece with a nail gun
Well, at least I had the other side to play around with, right?
So this time, I didn't water down the paint, and just took a brush and brushed it right on, not very thick though. This gave me the perfect desired effect.
I hope you guys have better luck with your pumpkins than me!!! :)