You know the story of the cobbler, right? Even though his job was to make and repair shoes, his poor children had no shoes of their own. I think I have shared it before, but my home is often like the poor cobbler's kids--shoeless or decorless in my case.
But this past year, I have been better when I am making things to sell to make one more for myself. So, although my XOXO heart went to my booth for sale, I made another Valentine's Day sign to KEEP for my home.
I think this design originated as a tattoo, but I first saw on it a shirt HERE. I didn't pay attention to the order of the letters and think in retrospect I might have arranged them differently, but the teacher in me painted them like you read--top to bottom, left to right.
I decided to paint each arrow a little differently because that is just how I roll. I used pallet wood attached to boards in the back. I screwed through the front because the wood was very thin.
A fun sign for my new mantel, and one this cobbler is keeping!