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We rarely label a project quick and easy but we WERE going to label this one as such. BUT, this very simple project was anything but that due to a series of mishaps!
Read along. Have you ever had a project that was just one roadblock after another? Do tell!
Every retired adopted greyhound comes with its kennel muzzle. Greyhounds aren't aggressive dogs, but when they get excited and want to play they can and do nip at their greyhound friends. Greyhounds have very thin skin so the muzzles are worn to protect against accidentally injury. Steph wanted to display Mac's and Tosh's muzzles AKA, Freestar and Victoria, their racing names, to honor their racing history.
We sourced two boards of the same thickness from our scrap pile. Both were already finished so that would save time. One was a little longer than the other so Steph cut it to size on the miter saw. Actually if we had had three boards of various lengths we could have staggered them for a rustic look and there would be no need to cut them!
Along the way we noticed the muzzles smelled really, really bad especially Tosh's AKA Victoria. I washed them both first but when that didn't take care of the smell I placed them in plastic bags with baking soda and left them in the sun for a while. The baking soda seems to absorb the smells. Tosh's needed a second round of the baking soda treatment.
I like the idea of displaying things that have history to them and incorporating them into my home's decor. We did something similar with an old file cabinet that was my dad's. I didn't want to keep the entire thing, but I decided to deconstruct it and keep just the front of one of the drawers. It now has a place of honor in the garage and it makes me smile and think of my dad every time I see it.
How to you display important keepsakes? Do you hide things away in storage or keep them on display?
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FYI: We are not professionals, and we don't claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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