On the Mat for Pay

By Kristy Chorostecki at Dandelion Designs in Belvidere, IL.

If you know anyone who has kids who wrestle, you know wrestling is life for a few months of the year.  That is the case with one of my dear friends and her kids.  They are all wrestlers and for years they live, eat, and breath wrestling in the winter months.  She asked me to create a sign for her family that embodies their love of the mat.  This was a particularly special sign to me as my friend lost her oldest child to suicide in August of 2016.  He was the one who started the wrestling trend in the family and even has wrestling shoes engraved on his headstone.  I knew I needed to do this one justice.  Not only for the kids who still love to leave it all on the mat, but also for Payton, who was also a dear friend to me.  The tears I saw when I delivered this sign let me know, it did just that.

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesSign Of The Times

Products Used

  • Varathane Weathered Grey fast dry stain
  • Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis paint in Black
  • Wise Owl Lemon Verbena Furniture Salve

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