I had been asked to make arrows for the house, and I figured I could do it with the free wood.
Step one, measure the arrow. I wanted to make sure it was straight, so I went and measured from every side, drawing, and redrawing my lines.
I didn't want to be done though, It just felt a little naked. So I did what I always do to naked wood, I painted it.
I had previously shown my wife all the colors of spray paint that we had my making stripes on this wood, so it made sense to take that side, and make it the front, to paint over all the samples
As it always seems to, teal won the vote, and soon I had a nice big teal arrow.
.But it still didnt feel done, I wanted it to stand out more, (I know the bright teal stands out) as a piece that I made. so I had an idea. What if I made it into a sign?
I grabbed some old vinyl letters, and tape, and designed my "Free Advice" arrow. I thought it was funny, because everyone seems to be offering free advice these days, whether you want it, or not.
Once it was all taped off, I painted it again, this time with black paint. This made the teal still pop, but not take over a room the way it would have.
It worked like a charm, the teal letters were left when I removed the vinyl.
And so now here it is, a customized, completed project, all from some free scrap wood. Next time you see something that you think you might use later, pick, it up, If you dont use it in a month, get rid of it, or if you do use it, then you have a cool piece, and a story to go with it. There is some Free Advice