Time for the boring wall above our bed in the master bedroom to go away. I still hold on to the dream of having a king size bed with a new frame with a cozy down comforter, lots of big fluffy pillows that you just sink into and say "ahhhh" as you drift off into blissful sleep....hmmm.....hello? I'm getting sidetracked....where was I? Oh yes, decor in the bedroom...so I never found anything that I wanted to commit money to...because of the dream. The big, king size dream! But, I finally figured out what I wanted to do and it'll cost me less than $10! Now, I can commit to that!
Here's the final product...Guys, this was also my first time doing a miter cut! If I can do it, you do it too!
I purchased three 1x4, 6 feet long. I cut them into 12" pieces. From here (and this is where the miter cut comes it) I cut both ends of each piece at a 45 degree angle. To keep every piece equal I cut right from the corner. Now, these angled cuts aren't the easiest if you don't have a legit miter saw. It's all about the tools, right?!? So I had to go back a couple of times to "even" things out. Hopefully, you don't have those issues
Each arrow is four pieces, so for my three I needed 12. I got into a miter cutting groove so I did mess up one without realizing it! Stay focused, people!!!
I then glued both sides together to form the arrow, clamped them and let them dry, again, at least two hours.
Once I had all pieces glued together I sanded all the edges and stained them with Rust Oleum Kona.
Once the stain dried I distressed it a bit with my sander and then applied a clear top coat.
I attached a clasp on the backs for hanging and that's it! Easy, right? I told you!
Now, this room is beginning to look more complete!