Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Little Bit Stronger Sign

Do you ever get a song stuck in your head? You know...the one that runs the same line over and over and over again? Where you can't help but bust out in a full blown concert no matter where you are? Oh...that only happens to me? Swell.

Anyhow...I have had, "a little bit stronger," run it's untiring legs through my brain for the last few weeks now. Has it been that long??? Eeek! It's a great set of lyrics though...a little word blast of encouragement with a catchy melody. So, I decided who couldn't use a reminder every now and then?

How's this for encouragement?:

I started with an 11 1/4 x 11 1/4 pre-primed mdf board that my hubby cut and added a routered edge to.

I spray painted it Rust-Oleum's Metallic Dark Bronze. {LOVE love LOVE}

Then I created an Up Words & On Words vinyl design. I used my Silhouette and cut the lettering out in white vinyl. I covered the lettering with transfer tape and added the vinyl to the board.

I could have left it like that but I had other plans for it! So, I gave it a coat of Krylon's Dover White.
( picture...white on white?? bleh)
I should have let it dry a little longer though. When I started to peel the vinyl off, the paint kind of came with it. Not to worry...I planned to sand it anyway. ;)
I peeled the lettering off and sanded the front. Distressing the edges and lettering. This exposed the Dark Bronze underneath. Neat-O!
I added a decorative metal hardware plate (from the ReStore) that I also changed from gold (brass?) to Dark Bronze.
Ready? Are you R-E-A-D-Y?

Here it is:

I am pretty impressed that even with the lettering in STRONGER not being "perfect" it still turned out pretty cool! I thought there for a minute that this project was going to fail. But, even on my weakest days, I get A LITTLE BIT STRONGER!
=) tee hee

Partying @ the Following:
Show and Tell Linking Party @ Blue Cricket Designs
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots and Jello
Fun-Day Friday @ Little Lucy Lu
VIP Party #17 @ Designer Garden
Everything But the Kitchen Sink @ A Little Knick Knack
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Sundae Scoop Link Party @ I Heart Naptime
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage

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  1. You are really crafty! I've only been following a few days and have already gotten great ideas from you (and I'm completely convinced I need a Silhouette).

  2. Crap, now that song is going to be in my head all day as well! You know, I would love that saying on a scrabble tile neckless.. Hmmmm going to have to do some digging around to see what I can find!

  3. Love that song and your artwork is very nice! :)

  4. Love that song and I love your board. Great Job!!!

  5. This is a beautiful sign! And I love that song too!

    True fact: Did you know that when you have a song stuck in your head it's called an earworm?

  6. Gorgeous song, gorgeous sign. I can think of some women that this sign would really bless. Excellent idea! =)

  7. Your sign turned out awesome! And I LOVE that song!! :)
    I am your newest follower and I would love to have you come check out my blog and follow back if you would like!
    Camille @

  8. I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    Come strut your stuff.

  9. Ha! Your last comment made me smile. This is a great reminder---and I think I'm lovin' that bronze as well! Great job.

  10. Thank you for linking up to Bacon Time. For the first party it was a huge success with over 300 links. I am going to have a special give away next week just for linkers. Thanks for grabbing the button too!