Sunday, August 21, 2011

Home is Where...

I’ve been a true Air Force wife for just over a year, the moment that we landed here at our first base. Throughout my life, I had always lived in Michigan. I grew up there. I went to college there. I got married there. And my husband and I lived there for a year before our big move to where we are located now. Before meeting my husband, I never thought I would move out of Michigan and if I did, I would be moving to Colorado or Montana. But life doesn’t always go the way as planned and sometimes we end up in locations we never thought we would live in.  

To me, my true home with always be Michigan. When someone asks me where I am from, no matter how long we have been in the Air Force, I will always say Michigan.  But through every move and in every state, we have to make that place “our home".  Home is Where the Air Force sends us. 

Throughout my blog stalking/pinterest love, I have seen plaques that say Home is Where the Air Force sends us and underneath lists the different bases where at some point, you have called home.  Being the crafty person that I am, I decided to make my own sign for our house. To make, I picked up a piece of craft wood from Hobby Lobby. There are all different sizes so I just found the one that I liked and made it work. Then, I got the same shape in a little bit smaller size for the base/location, to hang underneath. 

First, I painted the craft wood white so that when I adhered the letters and painted over it black, the words would be white. Then, using my Cricut, I cut out the letters using George & Basic Shapes on plain contact paper. I aligned the letters where I wanted them on the wood and adhered them, making sure that they were stuck down as good as possible. You don't want paint to seep through and get on the white. Once the letters were adhered, I painted over with black acrylic paint, allowing the paint to dry between coats. I probably did around 3 coats to give it the total black look that I wanted. After the paint was completely dry, I pulled off the letters. 

 Happy Sunday!

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