You know those crafty wives who make signs all over their house for Christmas, little stuffed pumpkins made from socks for halloween, painted wood with quotes on them? I am not at all that wife. That is not my thing. I like clean, modern, sleek, mixed with a little bohemian. I go to Free People's blog for my inspiration. Thanks to them I was able to make this little piece for our tiny apartment wall. Our apartment isn't bigger, or have less sand on the floors, but hey, at least it feels more hom-ey! I found all the driftwood at a beach near our house, had the paints in my art collection. They are just acrylic paints, nothing special, but they added a lot to the wood.
I started by laying out the wood in the order I wanted it. I wanted it to be mixed lengths, rather than long to short or vice versa. I used string to tie together one side, then added some extra string for the hanger, then went and tied up the other side. I painted the stripes at the very end, but it might be smarter to paint at the beginning. And Voila! A little bit of beach in our home (besides the sand in my sheets).