Like many of you, I love signs! They are so much fun to put most anywhere in the house, they add lots of personality to any room and really they can say anything your heart desires. I like to make my own signs, usually I get inspired by something I see at a cute little boutique or magazines. I have used old cabinets, drawer fronts, just a basic piece of wood, really many things will work. Here are a few that I have created, I have made many more than the ones I have pictured here but don't want to bore you:) My most recent sign is the French Laundry sign. I really aged this with layers of paint, a wax technique and Anne Sloane clear and dark wax. I also did some sanding and distressing between layers. The bird embellishment was an old Christmas ornament I had. I didn't have any letters stencils that I liked , so instead of waiting to get some, because I am really an impatient girl, I hand drew the letters in my best cursive handwriting with pencil. After I got it just the way I wanted I used a sharpie..yes I said sharpie:)lol I was really proud of myself! If you would like to know the paint technique just leave a comment and I promise to get back to you.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Go away cold blustery day! I want Spring back so I can go in my garden and work on my flowers. Until then I will have to settle for these pretty orange roses I got at the grocery store today. I found them looking sad and droopy in the floral dept, well past their prime. They were on sale for $3.99, I went up and asked for a better discount, hey it never hurts to ask:) ended up paying $1.99..that's much better. I am hanging them upside down to dry. The color orange always brightens my day.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
bought these two Garden Urns a while back at GW, they sat for a time
until I could figure out something amazing to do with them. I painted
them with a paint from Sherwin Williams called Creamy, then aged them
with Anne Sloane clear & dark wax. Hot glued a styrafoam cone
onto base, glued two kinds of Moss to give it some visual interest. I
had these two Fleur Di Li finials saved from 2 lamps I bought at
GW(goodwill) in case you didn't know I liked to shop there..ALOT! I
painted them same color as Urns, hot glued a bamboo skewer, then stuck
it ever so nicely on the top. I see these type of Topiarys on Uttermost.
Pretty happy with how they turned out. What do you think? Hopefully I
have inspired you to go shopping at your local GW. Have a wonderful
Day:) p.s. click on the Uttermost website, they have a Topiary on sale for $547, anyone else but me think that is so crazy|