Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Couple of Signs

It's Tuesday!  How are you?  Things are well on this end....

I am in love with signs...They can add a fun and whimsical look to any room.  I attempted to create a few of my own.  I found these boards at a garage sale for a couple of cents each.

 

I decided to make a "Laundry" sign and a phrase from one of my fave songs, "You are my sunshine."  For the laundry sign I primed it with Kilz, then painted it with a bright yellow, cut out the letters with my cricut machine using contact paper, placed the letters onto the sign and then painted the entire board with white paint.  I then removed the letters and then let the sign dry.  Lastly, I rubbed stain around the edges to give it a more aged look.  Here she is....


For the next sign I primed it and painted it in the same yellow.  After it dried I created a stencil using my cricut machine for the phrase.  I stenciled it in gray paint and then took my palm sander and roughed up the entire board.  Lastly, I rubbed a coat of stain on it to give it more dimension.  Here she is....


I had so much fun making these!  I have a couple more boards left so I'm off to pinterest to gather a few more inspiring quotes or powerful words.

I hope you have a great day!!  Thanks for reading!!!

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23 comments:

  1. These are just too cute! I love the handmade look :-) Stopping by from Winthrop Chronicles!

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  2. How cute are these~ I'm loving the you are my sunshine one:)

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  3. I'm just discovering the fun of signs myself. These are so lovely and rustic looking. Great job! I'm a new follower through GFC and would love a follow back. Tuula :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting....we'll be sure to stop by your blog as well!

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  4. That was a pretty great find for a few cents! They turned out perfect, nice work! Some words that could be fun: Hope, Imagine, Bloom (to encourage the garden, lol). Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks so much!! I will keep those words in mind for future use!!

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  5. Adorable! Are the letters on the Laundry sign cut out of yellow contact paper? I have to try that!

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    1. The board was painted yellow and then I placed the contact paper letters down and painted white over them. I took the contact paper letters off and it left perfect letters in yellow.

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  6. I love signs to, and these are awesome...love them!

    Erin

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  7. Cute!

    Popped in from Time Travel Thursday.

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  8. These turned out great! Love the distressed finish!
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party! I included this in my Feature Friday post! http://www.aglimpseinsideblog.com/2012/08/feature-friday-76.html

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    1. Oh wow!! Thanks for featuring these signs!!

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  9. Such gorgeous signs!!! Love them both!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  10. Great Signs!
    What a fun idea for a Mother Daughter team blog.
    Deb@LakeGirlPaints

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