Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ship Lap Siding Signs

I don't know how you other bloggers find the time to create as well as blog.  I'm in my workshop most of the day and when I'm not I'm either taking care of the dogs, working in the garden, or preparing meals.

I have made more than 10 different things in the last two weeks and haven't found time to post them! I hope to get caught up soon after my big weekend shows.

Here's a quick few things I've made using Ship Lap Siding.  My husband built a garage at his previous home and we lap sided the whole thing.  I kept the extra boards, which make great signs!

I leave the larger lap part at the top of the sign, sometimes cutting off the bottom smaller lap.  My lap siding pieces are rough on the top side, which allows for a great result when dry brushing over it.

Here's how it looks from the side:

All my signs are designed on the computer using different fonts and laying out the sizes, I then use carbon paper to transfer the design to the wood. I show that in a previous post HERE

When I go to the Farmers' Market I usually have more orders for personalized signs, than sales of current signs.  I take a real assortment of types of signs, from framed to flat, to circular.  This way buyers can get ideas from what I have and select a style and font from there.  Usually I email the buyer with other font styles if they can't decide and we hone in on something they like.

This sign was made after a nice couple, Adrian and Pearl Whyte, saw my "Bakery" sign above and liked the style of it.  They also wanted a convertible car on the sign and left the rest to me.

Here's what I came up with:

They were pleased with their sign.

I've also made and sold some Beach signs with an arrow in the large lap area:

Okay.. back to the workshop!

Sharing at the following great blogs:
My Repurposed Life
aka design
The Brambleberry Cottage
Shabby Art Boutique
Beyond the Picket Fence
Funky Junk Interiors


  1. great signs Julie! I like the blues you use...

  2. Aloha Julie! Love that you offer personalized signs and your transfer technique too! Can't wait till I have the opportunity to doing stuff like this myself :o)

  3. I love your signs! The garden sign is awesome. I am your newest follower from the DIY Party. :)

  4. Your signs are adorable :)
    New Follower, Francine

  5. Beautiful signs. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday :)

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