Roman numeral dating
Roman numerals traditionally indicate the order of rulers or ships who share the same name (i.e. They are also sometimes still used in the publishing industry for copyright dates, and on cornerstones and gravestones when the owner of a building or the family of the deceased wishes to create an impression of classical dignity. We still use this in words like "century" and "cent." The subtraction rule means 90 is written as XC.The Roman numbering system also lives on in our languages, which still use Latin word roots to express numerical ideas. Like the X's and L's, the C's are tacked on to the beginning of numbers to indicate how many hundreds there are: CCCLXIX is 369. You see a lot of Ms because Roman numerals are used a lot to indicate dates. Nova Roma counts years from the founding of Rome, ab urbe condita.After it was stained I used (Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Everlasting to paint it.I only did one coat because I knew I might paint it again once I put the numbers on it.I finally decided to create our wedding date in Roman Numerals.I looked in my scrap wood pile that I have leftover from other projects and I found a good size board. I feel like that side of the room just didn’t feel complete.
I love the way it came out and how it seems to finish that wall.The letters were a little too faint for what I was going for so I ended up filling them in with a Sharpie.