For those of you wondering how my son is faring during his first month of college, I can confidentially report that all is going well.
Knock (clothespin) wood.
He’s found is posse. Has his routine. Is attending classes (or so he says). Not partying (again, so he says; but, honestly, he’s just not that kind of guy). And working on his sleep deprivation skills.
And for those of you wondering how mom is holding up during her son’s first month of college, I can surprisingly report pretty well.
I think it’s a reflection on my son. His ease of adjustment has eased my fears.
Now for those wondering how his father is holding up, well … that’s another story.
But he’s getting there. And the time visiting our collegian this past weekend during Family Weekend (though we did not partake in the organized Family Weekend festivities) has helped the transition from dependent to independent. That is, until the driving home drama. But that’s a story for another day …
because today’s story is about my clothespin wreath for fall. And how I gave it a faux driftwood look with paint and stain.
How To Make a Driftwood Look Clothespin Wreath
I started by “bathing” my clothespins in Varathane wood stain in Early American.
After I wiped them off individually with a clean rag, I let them dry for a few hours before giving them a second “bath” in Varathane in Antique White.
I wasn’t too particular when I wiped off the white. I left some splotchy spots for driftwood character.
Once dry, I clipped them onto a metal wreath form that I spray painted white.
Then I decided to add a bit more white character, this time with Rust-Oleum’s new Chalked paint in Linen White.
I simply used a fan brush to dry brush some paint on here and there.
The final step was adding a blow with some black and white hounds-tooth ribbon I found a few months back at Wal-Mart.
** While this is not a sponsored post, I do want to disclose that Rust-Oleum supplied me with product to stain and paint my clothespin wreath ***
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