Saturday, September 26, 2009

A creative afternoon:

A slightly late, completely unplanned anniversary crafting project:
For some reason, as I was sitting outside reading a very good book this afternoon, I was overwhelmingly compelled to begin this project. I was inspired by this idea I saw online a little while back. I hadn't planned to do any projects at all today. I was really enjoying my book and had planned to enjoy it the entire time the littles were napping . . . but then those plans went right out the window!
I found a board {not too old even, but pretty beat up} in our yard and got to work. First I slapped a pretty thin, messy coat of white paint to the board, rubbed in a little anitiquing glaze on top and let it dry. Next I sanded it a little. Then I traced some chipboard letters onto the board {I didn't measure before I started tracing, I had just eyeballed it. When I got to the end I realized I would only have room for "199" and since I didn't want to do '96 I erased it all and started again}. Then I painted the letters with black paint and let that dry. When it was all dry I sanded it again and then hosed it down to get all the dust off {and age it even more!} and I was done!
Whattaya think?
I love it!
I can't decide if we should put it in our bedroom {it would look great in there} or somewhere more "public" so that people will actually see it, since not many people venture back to our bedroom when they come for a visit!

Note: This idea was not original with me. I saw it online a few weeks ago and didn't really think much about it . . . until today. {I would love to give credit to it's originator -- whose sign read "Farm Fresh Eggs" -- but I tried to find it again today and couldn't for the life of me! So just know, it wasn't my idea in the beginning. I would have bookmarked the site if I thought I would be making my own, but I hadn't really planned on it at all.}


  1. Wow! Great job Shana!!! I love it!! Although I like the idea of it in the bedroom, it is soo cute!! You need to put it somewhere public. Very impressive!!!

  2. Hi Shana! I love your sign, so cute! We're planning to make one like it for our wedding in May. Email me with your address so I can send you your bag!!! :) gin275 AT

  3. Looks very cute! I love the antique/rustic look.

  4. Great job, and it really does look old. Jackie

  5. super super cute - thanks for sharing! A sign like this has been on my to-do list for a bit - I even have a old board set aside - I'm just trying to decide what to have it say!

  6. fabulous! You make it sound so easy...
    thanks for sharing!

  7. What a neat sign! Perfect anniversary project!!

  8. I love your board! If it wasn't so cold and wet outside I'd do one now!

  9. I love it! I really enjoyed looking around your blog! What great ideas!!
    *Eliza’s blog*


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