Saturday, February 27, 2010

Furry Children

Well, I guess I should fill you in a little bit more about me.  If you're the person who does math-you've figured out I'm 25.  My amazing husband and I have been married for 10 months.  He is perfect, and everything I could ever hope for...and I'm not just saying that because we're newly-weds, but he really is.  His Mother raised him right.  Since we are so early on in our marriage, we do not have children, nor have we really considered the thought.  I brought in a cat and a dog to this relationship, and he brought in his dog. 
This is Brinkley (my baby boy)

This is Waylon (my husband's dog)


This is Miss Kitty (aka Belle)

So those are our children.  With that being said, two of my dear friends also have furry children.  They both just adopted brother black labs-and one of my friends is new to the world of dogs as she has only had cats in the past.  We were doing some shopping on Etsy last week.  I saw some really cute handmade wall hooks for leashes.  That was all the inspiration I needed. 

I found this piece of wood at the thrift store for $0.50! 
 I sanded, primed and painted it with some left over paint from our kitchen cabinets.
(The best primer I have EVER used is Porter Paints BlankIt...not cheap but AMAZING)

I printed out "Hampton" from Word, using "Typewriter" or something-just big enough to fit. Colored the back of it with graphite pencil and then copied the left a stencil to follow on the wood. Then I painted it with black paint and added a little decoration. 

I sealed it with a glossy sealer, and attached hooks I had purchased from Lowes. Two hooks for $3 and change. 


I added a picture hanger on the back for easy hanging. 
That is all I have for today-I have a big project tomorrow!  Chairs...


P.S. I'm linked up to:

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


  1. Cute! I was glancing at this on my phone, but I didn't have time to read it...and I was like, "Who the hell is Hampton?" I'm glad to know it's a dog, and not an unfortunately named child. Oh snap...please don't tell me you know anyone named Hampton, or plan on naming any offspring Hampton. If so, well, I'll miss being friends with you.

  2. What a great idea! Love it!!!

  3. Thank you SOOO much for becoming a follower and for adding my button in your sidebar!

    I love those hooks, especially that font! They turned out really nicely. I'm a follower, I look forward to reading more! :)

    -Ann Marie


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