My favorite Robert Frost Poem

Pin It When I made this pallet frame, like the PB one from the spring catalog, I found a great tutorial from The Lettered Cottage.  Find their instructions on their blog here.

Well, I made the frame and stained in Early American.  Then it sat for a few weeks while I decided on what to put on it.

Actually, I'm not really big on poetry, but I've always loved a Robert Frost poem.  I couldn't remember the name of it, but I had it memorized.  So I googled it and printed it out.

Two weeks past as I made sure that was something I would want on my wall for awhile.

After consulting with a co-worker (who is the human reference book of quotes - Hi Tracy), the Robert Frost poem seemed to be logical.  I went home and used these chunky stamp letters.

My sons HATE the fact I used these horrible chunky letters.  They said they couldn't read the words and the O looked like D and the N like the H...So then why did I like them?  I thought it looked like a sign you would find at a fork in the road in the woods.  Or is that just me?

Okay, that photo above doesn't really look that great.  But I continued stamping away...

I can read the words.  No, it isn't perfect and no, it doesn't look pretty.  So, why am I the only one whe likes it?

Oh well, maybe this is just one of those things that only the creator can love?


  1. I like it. My boys frequently tell me something looks funny about a project I have done. I figure they just haven't learned enough yet to appreciate it!

  2. I agree, the beauty is in the imperfection. Love the quote too!

  3. Thank you. Aren't boys the toughest critics? hahaha

  4. @Heather A. Yes, I agree. The imperfections make it fun. However, I can always sand it down and redo it if I still don't love it in a week.

  5. Susan Rhodes srhodes135@gmail.com11/11/12, 10:54 PM

    I love it! I agree it looks like something some country folk might have stamped on it so I think it makes it look authentic. I might take a nail and scratch off some of the paint here and there to "age" it a little bit. :)