When my sweet niece Elizabeth was born my sister Stacy declared…adamantly…that there would NO nicknames. Her name is Elizabeth.
No one would be calling her Liz, Liza, Lilabeth, Lizzy, Bess, Betty, Betsy, Bet…just Elizabeth.
My husband must have taken this as a direct challenge because before she was 2 Uncle Scott had dubbed her Libby…and it stuck! And you know what? Stacy loved it!
Not long after Libby and Josh became engaged my two older daughters, Courtney and Kaleigh said they were going to NC to help Libby get ready for the wedding. My reply was, “If you’re going, I’m going!” So in January we flew out for a few days to visit family and help Stacy and Libby get a head start on the wedding crafts.
Libby had pinned a few wedding/scripture boards she liked. She wanted to use the scripture “I have found the one whom my soul loves” Song of Solomon 3:4 (The wording we used is a combination of NIV and KJV)
My Dad took 3 wide old boards we found in his garage, cut and screwed them together for me.
My brother, Matt aka MTD helped my Dad aka EED with this part of the project. Isn’t this sweet? Dad loves to date and initial things.
The wood was already distressed with old paint drips here and there. I whitewashed, drybrushed, sanded and distressed them a bit more and we were ready for the words. Kaleigh worked her magic in Word and created the fonts and layout for me.
Using a projector, I penciled the words onto the board. I had to shift the paper a bit and in the process ended up with a gap between whom my and soul loves. Ooops. I’ll fix that later. After all the words were painted, I sanded the piece one last time.
In the end, I think the mistake worked to our advantage. I found the metal piece at Hobby Lobby, whitewashed it to tone down the dark color and screwed it in place.
Libby and Josh now have a personal and sentimental piece of art for their new home.
And just think, all it took was a little bit of help from 1 bride, 1 cousin, 1 aunt, 1 uncle and 1 grandfather to pull it off.
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