I was looking through one of my favorite bloggers site, The Lettered Cottage,when came I across this post.
I instantly fell in love with this sign. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Layla found this handsome devil at World Market. While it was inexpensive and I could have just purchased one myself, I decided I could make one with items I already had on hand.
My sign started out as a herb picture that once hung in my Italian inspired kitchen years and years ago. I have two actually, basil and sage.
I had been
hoarding saving them for just the right project and I decided that this was it. I took the picture apart and primed my frame first.
I took it ouside, grabbed some Krylon spray paint and gave it a few thin coats. ( I have no idea why this is blue. Smh )
After a few hours of letting it dry in the sun, I took my palm sander and distressed the frame.
I cut out the words with my Cricut and applied them to the glass that came in the frame. I, of course, kept the original picture. I’m sure I can find a use for it, lol. I glued the glass to the frame with some liquid cement, I picked up at my local Dollar Tree.
Layla didn’t like the wire hanger the picture came with so she ended up trading it out with some twine. It looks super cute. Don’t you just love her backsplash?
I actually like the wonkeyness of the wire, unfortunately I have none on hand. I probably should have waited until I finished my sign but I was so excited how it’s turned out so far, I just couldn’t wait to post!
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It’s been a year since my last post. A long year. I haven’t had much time to enjoy doing the crafty things I so love to do. It doesn’t help that I am a procrastinator by nature, lol. One thing I am not is a quitter so I’m back and ready to go!!
So I have been
hoarding collecting a bunch of junk items that I have found in thrift stores, yard sales and on curb sides. We now have a room dedicated to store all my treasures. A room which could be used for my step daughter’s bedroom ( she’s with us everytime school is out; holiday breaks, spring break, summer time and almost every weekend).
Finally I have decided enough is enough and it’s time to get to doing not just dreaming, planning and talking about it.
So without further ado…
I saw this sign on Gina @ The Shabby Creek Cottage’s blog and fell in love. I am from and live in the South, Sweet Home Alabama , to be exact.. So sweet tea is a staple and consumed all day, everyday. You will find it served at any given meal in a Southerner’s home.
I started with four pieces of wooden fence I had found on the side of the road. They had been sitting propped up against the house in the back yard since last summer. I cut them down a little and since this was actually my first time ever using a skill saw, the pieces were not exactly the same size nor cut straight.
Exactly what I was going for, Lol ( not really but go with it ). I glued the boards together with wood glue, then secured them on one side with two scrap pieces I wood. I tried cutting out stencils with my Cricut but I got frustrated and decided to use the actual letters instead. I lightly spray painted over them, then pulled the letters off and let the natural wood be the colors of the words and the white be the background. Totally opposite from my inspiration really but I love the way it turned out.
Here it is again … Gina's on the left, mine on the right…
Please leave a comment and tell me what ya think.