Tuesday, June 21, 2011

escape- It's a sign

YAY! I finally have a project to blog about!! Woot Woot! BUT...before I get to that: I want to thank all of you for your kind comments, encouragement, and support. I truly appreciate it! I have been SOO crazy busy the past week or so and haven't gotten to respond through email. I hope you will accept my 'group' thank-you!! =)

I am gearing up for a show this weekend and spent the most part of Monday and all day Tuesday creating loot. I had 9! YES 9! Projects going today. *eee gads* I'm tired!

I will show pictures of them all at some point. But for now, here is the very last project I worked on today.
I did NOT take pictures along the way. I created, painted and sanded my brains out today. No time for any pictures but the finished product. Sorry. =(

Again, I used a cabinet door.
This is the first time I have used a solid white cabinet door.
 I decided not to change the white.
Well...except with a little topcoat. =)

I gave it a light coat of Ace Hardware's Turquoise Bay.
 I purchased it in a paint pod to see if I liked it.
Oh and I LIKE it! 

Once dry, I sanded it to expose the white.
Oh yeah, shabby beach cottage feel. 
I used Walnut Distress Ink and rubbed it 
around the edges and across the front.
I can.not.lie~~>I {LOVE} Distress Ink. 

Then, I added a dark brown Up Words & On Words vinyl design that I created. 

*if only it were this easy*
Here it is:

Whattya think??

Thanks for stopping by!

Transformation Thursday

beneath my heart

The Lettered Cottage


  1. another fantastic sign!I like it:)

  2. Love the sign. It has a very "beachy" look to it. Lesa

  3. I absolutely love this ! Great idea and the colors are perfect!

  4. I really like this one! Great job, Carri!

  5. Hi! Following from a Glimpse Inside. Your sign turned out beautiful. Would love to have you link this up at my link party going on over on my blog. :)


  6. This is so cute! I love the lettering!

    I host a weekly Friday link party I would love you to join if you are interested!

    (oh...and I am giving away a cake pop maker right now too just in case you would be interested!)

    Love this sign!


  7. Hi Carri...

    Ooh...your "Escape" sign turned out gorgeous, my friend! I love the colors that you used on the cabinet door...very pretty! You certainly are a creative and talented gal...thanks for sharing your sweet project with us!

    Warmest summery wishes,

  8. The colors look great on it. Love the lettering. I have a wood cabinet door I have been meaning to make into a sign. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. This is beautiful! Love how you treated the sign and I always adore a good cabinet door redo :)

  10. Love it! This would look great in my bathroom, it has a shabby/beach feel to it!!

  11. I love this! And...can I please "escape" with you? :-) I really need this sign.

    I just found your blog and so happy I did. Will be a new follower and I'm excited to see what else you have created.

    Stop by and say hi when you can! Have a wonderful weekend and stay cool. We have triple digits & high humidity here...not fun.


  12. I love all your signs! If only it were that easy:)

  13. Love it and the colors look nice.

  14. Beautiful sign. So calming. I would be thrilled if you shared this project at my link party.

    Thanks for the creative inspiration.
    carolyn | homework

  15. Love the font and the distressing...

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice last week. Hope to see you back this evening...

  16. Love this! Love the shades of color, the font and the scale. Very nice!

  17. Your sign turned out really cute. I love anything beachy or "relaxing", so this is right up my alley. I'd never heard of distress inks before, so you inspired me to look it up on youtube. Now I've just gotta find a project to do. Thanks for sharing -- and inspiring!

  18. I love the hint of blue in it. I could look at that for days. Great job! : )..

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