A little over a month ago I won a giveaway from Jen at:
If you don’t know about Jen’s website, you should check it out as soon as you’re finished reading today’s post.
The giveaway was for a $25.00 gift code to an ETSY store. I must be honest, I had seen Kristi’s store before. I had been inspired by all of her great signs to make my own version of family rules.
From Kristi’s Etsy Bio:
“Awhile ago I had to have a primitive wooden snowman to hang on my door. So I made one! Then, I thought “all my friends need one, too.” So, I made wooden snowmen as gifts. Then, their friends all needed one, and then that “snowballed” into Barn Owl Primitives.
Since snowmen eventually melt, I had to make bunnies. I was asked by a dear friend to make a birthday hat for her front door. It was so cute that I just had to make more, because I thought other people should have one too! Patriotic angels were next on the list followed by primitive pumpkins in the fall. I do not like a naked front door, so I am always looking for unique and fun ways to dress it up!
Then there is my love affair with letters! I LOVE letters. Maybe it’s because I used to teach elementary school. Or, maybe it’s because I haven’t seen my refrigerator door in four + years because of all those little, colorful magnets. Or, maybe it’s because I have a lot to say (but my family gets tired of listening to me talk all the time). For whatever the reason, I LOVE letters. So, I started my typography signs as a way of getting all those letters out of my system. I enjoy laying out the letters, creating a picture, and telling a story. Have a story that you would like to share? Let me paint a custom sign for you so you can share your story with the world…or at least with your friends that visit your kitchen!
Thanks for taking the time to browse my shop! If you like what you see, please stop back by! And if you see something that you’d like to take home to your nest, please just let me know!”
These are some favorites of mine from Kristi’s Etsy Shop:
Using this favorite nursery rhyme, I’ve created a unique sign that will look great in a nursery, playroom, beach house or just about anywhere you could use a little happiness and wonder. A unique baby shower gift ~ or a sweet way to welcome home a new baby and her Mama!
Hand painted on a pine board (no vinyl), it’s shown here in plum blue with white letters and yellow wooden stars. It’s then distressed for an aged, vintage finish. We make no attempt to cover natural wood markings, knots etc. as we feel this adds to the character of the sign. It has a saw tooth hanger attached for easy hanging. Since this sign is hand painted and then distressed, no two are exactly alike.
Hand Painted on a pine board, this little sign will be the perfect addition to your nest. Black with antique white letters, each sign is antiqued for an aged finish, then a coat of clear poly is applied to protect it. The back is unpainted, and stained.
The sign measures approximately 14-3/4′” x 4-1/2″ x 3/4″ and has a saw tooth hanger attached for easy wall hanging.
Completely Hand Painted on a pine board, this darling shabby chic sign will be the perfect addition to your nest. Each sign is distressed for an aged, vintage finish, then a coat of clear poly is applied to protect it. The back is unpainted. Since each piece is distressed, the finished product will vary slightly from piece to piece.
Are you curious as to which sign I chose? After a few emails back and forth with Kristi (she is so darn sweet) I decided on this:
This is one of the great things about Kristi doing hand painted signs. She can customize a sign for her customers! These are all terms related to my kitchen through the years. Every time we look at this sign, we will be reminded of all the many happy years and wonderful memories that have been made in my kitchen.
I hung it right by the door. Sometimes guests don’t make it all the way into the kitchen because they may turn and go directly into the living room. But everyone enters and exits through this door.
I love the time worn look of my new sign! Thanks Jen (tatertots and jello) and Kristi (barn owl primitives) for this wonderful piece that will last a lifetime.
disclaimer: my sign did cost me a little extra over and above the gift code I won.