Irish Blessing

Irish Blessing

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sunshine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand...
unknown author

I sent my son off to college with this Irish Blessing...
Engraved onto a ceramic wall plate...
It never made it to his dorm room...
But...
Somewhere, it made it to his heart...
He embedded his own version of this Blessing into a song...
When...
Working on a Depression Dresser...
I wanted to use his words...

My husband cut out letters on the Silhouette using plastic...
Then...
Sprayed the letters inside a box with Elmer's Re-positional Adhesive...

The dresser was painted with Caromal Colours Reclaim Off-White...
But...
The fronts of the drawers were painted with Reclaim Licorice...
The letters were then positioned on the fronts of the drawers...

The Reclaim Off-White was then painted over the fronts of the drawers...

The letters were then removed..

I wanted the words to appear through the paint...
Like...
 Ireland's moors peeking through the mist...
So...
I sanded the letters...
Watered down my paint...
And...
Washed over the words...


 

 

May you...
Remember the Day...
Blessings, Becky

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7 Responses to Irish Blessing

  1. Oh my! That is one beautiful dresser with one lovely saying! What a great project. I love it! I have never done a furniture piece at all. Now I really want a silhouette!!

  2. What a lovely piece! Even better that it was the version from your son’s song.

  3. What a fun makeover! Love it!
    Allison

  4. This is beautiful and heartfelt. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. I am visiting you from Tuesday Treasures. Thanks Anu!

  5. I love this saying and it loks wonderful on that little dresser.
    Traci

  6. LOVE it… so sweet and love the colors. I’m featuring your lovely dresser in the PoPP Spotlight this weekend. Thanks for linking up.

  7. I featured your lovely dresser today here! Thanks for linking up to the party! http://www.settingforfour.com/2013/02/its-party-time-2-3-2013-features-and.html

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