Friday, September 18, 2015

Mermaid Sign

We interrupt these renovations to show an actual project!

As those of you who are creative know, it's hard to go months and months without actually making anything.  A few months back I was looking at the garden left by the last owner of our house and found some planks of wood that were used to edge one of the flower beds.  Since I had no supplies with me, except for a jigsaw and some paints, I had to make do with those to make a sign.

Usually I will glue planks together, but although I had glue, I didn't have clamps to hold the pieces together.  Instead, I used two extra pieces of wood which I nailed on the back of the five planks I had cut to length.

I found this black and white mermaid at The Graphics Fairy and transferred it to the wood with carbon paper and a pencil (lots of work!)

Then I hand painted the mermaid design, and here she is:

Mermaid sign hand painted on old wood
22 3/4" long x 17 1/2" wide

Back to renovating!


  1. Very cute! Now get back to work!!! Have a great weekend :)

  2. OMG, no kidding that was lots of work. Wow, so pretty!

  3. LOTS of work painting Julie, but you did an amazing job!

    big pat on the back to you my friend


  4. We are mermaid fans in our house and just adore your picture. It was worth all that work!

  5. What a fun creation! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. Hope to see you again at the little, blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  6. Wow...this is fabulous. Love your coloring.


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