I did it! I think this was one of the first ideas that was pinned from Pinterest that I actually executed. The girls have been growing so fast and I felt like each day that went by I was missing the opportunity to capture those memories. So off to Home Depot I went!
This is a photo of my final product:
And here is the original inspiration photo that I saw on Pinterest. Different versions of this are all over the internet these days. I believe this idea was originally done and sold by Pottery Barn, then all of the DIYers (like myself) decided, "Hey, we can make this for WAY cheaper."
If you know me, you know that I'm not one for following directions well. I like to find shortcuts at every turn and I often get myself in trouble because of it. In my defense, I also find some terrific shortcuts! All that to say, I haven't read any of the other tutorials out there. I bet they are fantastic and way better than mine. I can imagine it's been done with paint and probably even cut out laminate pieces. I'm too impatient and I just looked at the photo and went for it.
So I started by purchasing a piece of wood from Home Depot. You may not know it, but they sell pre-cut and pre-finished wood pieces in various sizes. I didn't know that until just recently. I picked up a piece of pine wood 6' tall and 9" wide.
By far, this is one of my favorite projects to date!
Lots of love,
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