Wednesday, October 2, 2013
A Brand Plaque without a Home for Display
A great friend made us this beautiful plaque with our family's brand to hang above the door bell at the front door. I've always thought that it would be neat to have our brand in the spot that folks would ordinarily put a name plaque or house numbers. He went home with an idea in his head, and came back with a welded masterpiece.
Here's what the metal looked like when it came to us. He left it plain so I could finish it however I thought it would look best.
I thought a rustic copper finish would make it look fabulous, so I spray painted the whole thing with a very dark brown metallic paint. After it dried, I took some brushed copper toll paint, and lightly went over the edges and a few spots here and there with a dry sponge brush to give it an old rubbed copper look.
I JUST LOVE IT!
Now we just need to find a place to call home, so it can have a permanent location to shine. We're growing weary of being unsettled as we continue our search for a new home. Our rental house is now under contract to be sold by the end of October, and unless it falls through, we will be moving.....again.
This month is already busy with weaning and working calves, building fence, and moving cows around. Now it looks like we'll have to add packing, and moving to the already full schedule.
The prospective buyers fell in love with the way I decorated the home, and they told their realtor that they could really picture themselves in the house. So they made an offer. The house has been up for sale for 4 years, so I'm certain the owner is thrilled! A realtor asked if I would be interested in "staging" homes for sale in the spring when the market picks up. I barely have the time to decorate my own house, let alone other people's. It looks like I decorated my way right out of a rental home! HA!
We are always up for a new adventure, but we would like to be settled before winter wraps its bone-chilling fingers around this part of the world.
Would you pray with us that we either find a home with a nice piece of land, or a suitable rental home with a wood stove that will get us through the long, cold season ahead while we continue our search?
We could sure use it! Thank you.
Enjoy this beautiful fall season while it lasts,