For Mom's day this year, we went to Pt. Townsend and did some beachcoming. Inspired by this post by Alisa Burke, I sent Mom, Dad and Mr. Lime on a mission to find flat pieces of driftwood shaped like houses. We managed to gather a nice big pile and Mom was gracious enough to carry them all back to the car in her giant rain coat.
Once home, I washed them in a bleach bath and let the pieces dry out in the sun. As soon as all the damp smelliness was gone, I went to town painting a town! I used acrylic paints and Sharpie markers for the outlining and details. I plan to also seal these with matte varnish.
These are for a swap partner but I'm not sure what they will become yet. I painted about 30 of them and I'm thinking of either a wreath or maybe lining them up on another piece of driftwood to be used as garden art. I'll share the final product here once I decide what to do.
Here are some in process shots!
This project has been so fun! I definitely plan to raid my parent's beach for more driftwood next time I'm home!