I heart California.
Let's just open with that.
I fell in love with San Diego on a youth choir trip and still am enamored by it today.
It's beautiful... it's beachy... it's sunny... it's peaceful.
Coronado Beach is my favorite place to be in the world.
Cayman Islands are a close second.
But there is something about that California Beach.
So when our friend Chris moved into his beautiful, first brand new house, I knew exactly what I wanted to do for a house-warming present.
He's a native Cali and loves it with all his heart.
He's from Orange County/Laguna area so thus my idea was born.
He needed something to hang on his bare walls other than bachelor Corona posters. Ick.
And I had these:
(Don't know why some of these turned sideways... sorry)
But I found these lovelies in my favorite place...on the side of the road.
Which means FREE.
(But you can pick up scrap pieces of lumber anywhere...check your local hardware store)
I mean, they're awesome...why throw them out?
Yes...they're rough and scraggly but soooooo?
I grabbed my amazing little mouse sander:
Pretty and vibrant, huh?
But a little TOO pretty and vibrant... they are going in a guys house after all.
So my mouse sander did it again:
I decided on "California", "Laguna" and "San Diego"
His three favorite places.
Then they each got their fab word painted on:
Love this yellow and brown combo!
Didn't they turn out pretty?
I love them.
My favorite is this one:
He loved them.
And I love that :)
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