Three years ago today, Matt and I stood before our pastor and our parents and became husband and wife. The vows we said on that day are not taken lightly. For that reason, I wanted to display those vows in our home as a visible reminder of those sacred vows. So on this day, our three year anniversary, Matt woke up to the following project displayed on our bedroom wall.
I got the idea for this project several months ago, when I saw someone do a similar project on their blog. At the time, I made a mental note to create a similar project for our next anniversary. I’m usually pretty good about giving credit to people when credit is do, but for the life of me, I can’t figure out where I originally saw the idea for this project. Just know that whoever you are, you inspired me:)
Here's how my DIY vow art was created........
First I bought an appropriate sized frame at Goodwill for this project. I made sure to shop for a frame the first Saturday of the month at Goodwill. That is the one day a month everything in the store is half off. I ended up paying $3 for this frame.
Once I was ready to begin this project, I taped around the glass. I could have taken the glass out of the frame instead of taping it, but this method seemed just as easy to me.
Using a sponge roller, I then painted the glass…..
……. with some chalk board paint that I had from a previous project. Sponge rollers can be found at Wal-Mart or any craft store for a few dollars.
Once the paint was dry, I began prepping the board for writing. To do this, I used tape to make sure I was writing in a straight line.
To make sure the spacing of my words looked right, I wrote in pencil before going over the letters with a paint marker.
Because I wanted the vows to permanently be written on the board, I chose to use a fine point paint marker for this project instead of chalk. Paint markers can be found at craft stores for $3-6.
Projects like these make me envious of people who have perfect penmanship. That is something that I do not have. I seriously considered paying someone to do the writing for me, but I knew Matt would prefer this art in my own handwriting.