This project was a request from a repeat customer. Her daughter is getting married in a few weeks and she wanted to do something special for her. She had seen a few different takes on a shadowbox in which you would sign little hearts and drop them into it. This serves as the wedding guest book. After the wedding you can hang it and you will always have a piece of art that you can remember your big day.
So we looked around online and found a few different elements she liked from different pictures. We took those and incorporated them into her theme of a rustic wedding. The wood I used on this piece is from an old house that was getting torn down. I wanted to leave the rough edges on the sides, top, and bottom giving this piece that rustic vibe. It took some serious application of poly to harden the wood so it wouldn't decay any further.
The last step was to create the heart in the middle. Her colors for the wedding was eggplant and forest green, and I wanted to use the eggplant color into these pieces. Distressing it with a white paint underlay kept the rustic feeling. Let me know what you think of it in the comments section!