Friday, May 13, 2011

Welcome to our home- sign

Are you ready for another ReStore "redefined" project? I took a drawer front and created a Welcome sign. You may remember the LAUGH sign I made for my wall.  I made this one a little differently though.

I started out with a drawer front similar to this:

I spray painted it Krylon's Fern and sanded it. I then distressed it with Walnut Distress Ink. And it sat for nearly 2 weeks in limbo. hmmm...what shall you become?

(oh yessss....that oak table will get a face lift as soon as weather permits)

I created an Up Words & On Words design and used my Silhouette to cut it out in tan vinyl.

I transferred WELCOME to the center.

I took the Distress Ink and went over the vinyl lettering. Wiping it off and adding more back on. I was hoping to create an outline of the lettering. It's kind of hard though because it takes a while to dry and it's a little hard to wipe just the right amount off. Once I had it the way I could live with it, I peeled the lettering off being VERY careful not to smudge it. I set it outside to dry and began working on a few other projects. (hint)
Finally...FINALLY...finally...after a good long while it dried. I added "to our home" in tan lettering. Then gave it 2 coats of sealer. I figured I would set it outside by the front door.

Hopefully it sells at a show I have coming up. BUT, if not~it fits quite nicely on a milk jug by my front door. =)

Welcome to our home.

(but NOT if you're a robber, a weirdo, and/or are selling vacuums or cleaning agents.
If you are, be forewarned...I am armed with a frying pan, golf club, tee ball bat, hairspray,
meat tenderizer, HOT coffee and a LOT of pent up stress!!) 

Partying at the Following:
Show & Tell @ Blue Cricket Design
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
VIP Party @ Designer Garden
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Everything But The Kitchen Sink @ A Little Knick Knack
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Show Off
Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage
Running With Glitter Link Party @ Running With Glitter
Spray Paint Party @ Thrifty Decor Chick
Whassup Wednesday @ Elements Interiors
The Lettered Cottage

Have a great day!
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  1. Hahahaha, love the warning! Looks great, I always love your signs!

  2. Your sign turned out great!

  3. That is fabulous! Your sign looks like a beautiful, vintage antique. Gorgeous idea--thanks for sharing.

  4. I love this! I'd like to invite you to post it on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week, I hope you can join in. Have a nice week, Mary :O)

  5. Your sign turned out great! I love that it looks old and vintage.

  6. I love this and I would love it if you shared it on the Glitter link party this week!

  7. Great sign! I love the distressing and paint job you did on it! :)

    xoxo laurie

  8. Love your sign~ it's absolutely lovely in your pretty colors and finish. Perfect for your little spot too!! Thanks for sharing this at FNF :)

  9. Wow! This is great, too! Love the color!

  10. I am just starting to make inspirational signs. What is a silhouette? I get my lettering fonts from various fonts on Word or I download fonts...trace around the letters with graphite or carbon under the lettering then use paint and small brush or paint pens....vinyl letters? I want to learn more.

    Thanks for any help.
    Susanne Stroupe

  11. I forgot to ask about the Up Words and On Words

    Thanks again,
    Susanne Stroupe

  12. Just studies your site more...sorry about all these questions.

    Susanne Stroupe

  13. Thanks so much for this great idea! I've produced one sign of my own now! It's not so beautyful as your sign, but I'm happy with it. You can see it here:
    Greetings from Winterkind

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