I hope you all had a great Holiday weekend! We have finally cooled off, in fact it was about 40 degrees cooler on Monday than it was on Saturday. I’m loving it!
I would like to take a moment to say that I am thinking about my friends that have dealt with Irene and Lee, and also my friends in Texas dealing with the horrible heat and fires. I hope life gets back to normal for you all really soon!
My friend wanted a simple sign for her back porch. I used my Silhouette to make a template (stencil) out of contact paper.
She (my friend) gave me a board that she wanted me to use. I painted it the same blue as my kitchen floor. If you look closely in these pictures you’ll see how well it matches.
I used these bright colored paints from DecoArt, and some sample paint from Glidden. Mrs. Dickens also wanted some grass, but I felt the grass would be too small for the Silhouette to cut out. I decided to freehand the grass. I purposely gave the trees some texture by swirling the paint, and I used the tip of my brush to give the sun some “rays”.
Fast forward—I got too busy and forgot to take in progress pictures. I added the grass and gave the sign several coats of outdoor poly.
This is where it hangs over at Dickens’ Acre!
I can’t help myself, I love making signs!
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Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.