Pin or Pitch — Harrison Brothers Wall Art

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The wood.

So I bought these pieces of wood from Harrison Brothers a few weeks back.

Wood glue didn’t hold the wood to an old piece of laminate flooring that I found in my Dad-in-Law’s junk pile.

Instead, I nailed each piece to the laminate with some trim nails that I had on hand.

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Old laminate is not the easiest thing to hammer into. At least it was upcycled, though. (I.e., Free!)

One piece split (boooo!) and I nailed them in a little crooked.

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Oh, come on, nail! Really?!!!

 

I’m such an impatient crafter. To hide that, I stuck pieces of sticks in the crevaces and hot-glued the raw edges to hide the laminate.

My Dad-in-Law had these awesome steampunk-looking pieces of rusted wire that I bent to make some pretty lines for the hanger.

I made a patch-work quilt of sorts out of decorative contact paper and duct tape. I wanted the back to look pretty, and I also wanted to protect my drywall from the protruding nail heads.

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Alas, the wood was too heavy, so I nailed these Hillman sawtooth hangers on the back and hung them on my drywall with monkey hangers.

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It turned out crooked on my wall, but I’ve got to scram and didn’t have time to hang it straight.

I’ve got about 3 tiny holes in the wall, but the artwork hides them.

Since I got the wood pieces at the Harrison Brothers basement, who knows what part of a great old southern home now hangs in my house!
So what do you guys think?

Is it Pin-worthy or should I pitch it?

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Done! (Sorta.)

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Beautiful Stoneridge Homes

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The Meadows, model home.

Yesterday I met and interviewed Jim and Kim Wright, owners and builders of some of the most beautiful homes in the Tennessee Valley.

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Great room.

I will be writing an article for them for one of my freelance writing jobs.

I got to tour one of their Stoneridge Homes in a planned community appropriately named The Meadows.

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Jim’s trim.

I thought you all may like to see some of the pictures that I took. What do you think of the trim work?  This is Jim’s specialty.

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Ducks at The Meadows.

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Construction site with mountain views.

Vendors wanted for Blog Extravaganza!

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Vendors needed for the big launch!

As you can see, I’ve got a pile of business cards to go through. These are actually the cards that I filtered out of a huge stack!

I’m hoping to contact each of these to find cool giveaway prizes for my new blog launch in February! I’d like to award my dear Readers somehow for following my new and improved blog.

Call to action: If you or anyone you know would like to participate, please contact me at sweetgumlife@outlook.com. I’d love to feature your business in a full post write-up the day that we draw for your donation prize(s).

Thank you!
-Stephanie