Tomorrow, my wife of 27 years will celebrate her birthday! Proper decorum prevents me from discussing her age...that's my story and I'm sticking to it. My mama didn't raise no fool!!!
So, today's post is about my latest project...a special gift to my wife and the story behind it. This picture is of a plaque that was given to us as a wedding gift in 1990. It was hung by the door of our apartment for the 1st year of our marriage and when we bought our first house, we hung it by the door and it was to hang by the door of our home until 2013. By then, it had become seriously "deteriorated" as you can tell by the photo...so it was "retired".
After 23 years of weathered abuse, we took it down and it sat in our garage for the next couple of years...until we moved...and my wife (who is MUCH less sentimental than me) threw it out!!! I couldn't stand to see it trashed and I told my wife that I was going to use the wood for another project...which wasn't the truth. From the beginning, I planned on trying to restore the plaque to it's original state. It was supposed to be an anniversary gift, but my wife had me building tables so I decided to make it a birthday gift...then I had an emergency appendectomy and was out of commission for 2 months. By the time this challenge was overcome, I had to begin making things and preparing for my daughter's wedding...
But I FINALLY GOT IT DONE!!! Sorry, I know I take too long to get a story out. Forgive me, but I do like to be thorough. So, winding this up I want to say to my wife of 27 years...
I LOVE YOU & I SURE HOPE THAT YOU LIKE THIS "NEW" PLAQUE!