Monday, January 12, 2015

Signs On Our House

As I've said previously, almost all of my workshop is in storage.  This includes items to sell as well as tools.  Thankfully I kept back a few pre-made sign boards, just in case I might need them.

One of the blank boards was made with the pallet wood pieces horizontally glued together, similar to the one I made last year and seen here:

 and the other was one I made a bit larger and glued the boards vertically.

I painted the larger one green, since there is green trim at my new home.  I then found a nice font and using carbon paper to transfer to the wood, I painted our last name and the number of our house. This sign is now on the front of our house:

I did not distress that one but I did distress the smaller one, that is on the back of our house.  It is painted turquoise, then distressed and then stained on top of the paint:

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  1. Julie, those signs are great! I'm glad you are finally in your new house and starting to think about the outside. I haven't gotten to much of the outside of mine yet...but this spring I will. I pinned your sign because I hope to make one for our new patio.

  2. They are lovely! The distressed turquoise would be awesome for our basement (once I start working on the makeover again.)

  3. Love both of your customized name signs Julie! Great that you're taking time to be creative!


  4. Love your signs and really like the shape. Was it hard to get the shape using the pallet boards? I really like the turquoise color so much. I wanted to stop by and say thanks for stopping by and liking my Currier and Ives inspired hutch. I also love blue and white as you can see! Have a great night!

    1. I always glue my boards together, no screws or anything. Then you cut out with a jigsaw from the back, since that gives a cleaner cut on the front. I've cut all different shapes, horses, hearts, etc.

  5. Love your signs,Julie, the shape and the colors are great!

  6. I always love all your signs, Julie, and these are really beautiful!

  7. Love your new house signs Julie. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

  8. Wow! I'm loving this sign. The shape is awesome - totally unique and eye catching. I'm glad you held some stuff back but can't wait for you to get your workshop up and running again.


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