A long time ago in a land far away…..I sat in math class and listened as the teacher talked about Pi.
I vaguely remember it.
Along with the Pythagorean theoreum, surface area formulas, quotients and the volume of a cylinder.
I probably should have paid more attention.
But the cutest boy in the world sat in front of me….with his member’s only jacket and drum sticks and his curly brown hair…..that made me forget all about inverse fractions…..
…..and all the other math facts I missed when I was in the bathroom checking if I needed more lip glass and Aqua net.
I need not have worried.
That curly headed brown haired boy left his drum sticks behind and became a brilliant mathematician who can conquer architectural details and crown molding with a single bound.
And I have a son who loves math and Pi….
….and his own pair of drum sticks.
I just realized…..
…..I should probably check and see who is sitting behind him in math class.
How to Make a Reclaimed Wood Sign
fence board wood (the more weathered the better)
Step 1: Cut boards to desired length
We cut seven boards to make the sign.
Each board is approximately 28″ in length.
Then we cut a few lengths of plywood and nailed all the fence post into the plywood board to hold everything together.
2. Find the digits of Pi you need
And for the record….Pi never ends.
You could make a sign from the atlantic to the pacific and you would still have digits left over.
Here’s all you want to know about Pi and a lot more.
And to think that my Aqua net and I thought it was just 3.14.
3. Trace numbers
Lay out the numbers and trace.
Do not over think.
Imperfection is a beautiful thing.
Figuring out all those digits of Pi is stressful enough.
4. Fill in the pencil outline with paint
I used a small paint brush and painted the edges with white and filled in the middle with gray.
Then I blended the two colors together and let the numbers dry.
Here’s what the sign looks like over the bookcases in the upstairs bedroom I’ve been working on.
My in-house mathematician was over the moon.
And the moral of the story is to worry less about your hair….and more attention in math class.
I mean…..all that math can come in handy….
….if you end up painting a sign one day.
PS On a completely different note….have you ever made a sour dough starter before?
Is it hard?
Should I even attempt it….or just keep painting signs.