Showing posts with label signs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label signs. Show all posts

Saturday, January 13, 2018

A New Year and a Sign For a Friend

Happy 2018 everyone!
I know I am a little late. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  I really enjoyed the season this year. It was so nice to actually enjoy our family, our friends, and our home.
One of my favorite things this Christmas was having a fire in our fireplace.
 It was the first time we used our fireplace since we moved into our home in 2016.  It was wonderful just sitting there with the hubby and kiddos, listening to Christmas music play in the background.
The holiday season passed by quickly, and we found our selves in the longest cold snap.  We found out some pipes in our house do not like it when the temps drop below 0 degrees...no major problems though.
We recently enjoyed some warmer weather; with that came an energy in me to finally work on a sign that a friend of mine had been ever so patiently waiting for.
I glued two boards together, sanded it down to the natural wood, and then let her choose between the stains that I had on hand.
I am not a natural at calligraphy, so I must cheat with fonts on the computer. (Using the Charcoal Method)
When I printed the words off, the spacing didn't look like it was correct between the letters in the word Tractor. In this pic (above) you can see that 'Tractor' doesn’t quite look right, and I was hoping to fix it as I applied the paint marker, but I really didn't do a good job. 
This is why special orders make me nervous.
My friend was sweet enough to like it no matter my flaws.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

More Signs

Thought I would share a couple more signs with you all.
I really had a fun time with designing signs for my sale.
I came up with the following:
This next one was a headboard, and we cut it down a little.

And a smaller version on a stair tread.
Trying to get in gear for Christmas.
Getting there!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Old Door Panel Sign

I took apart an old door that was given to me.  I love making unique signs, and I knew the panels on the door would make great signs.  The paint was chippy already, so all I had to do was sand it down and do the wording.
This panel lent itself to serving as a rack.
Since I chose the saying "Home of the Brave", I thought these rusty stars and nails would be perfect.  I did the lettering with my new brown Sharpie Paint marker.
I stained it with dark walnut color stain, and it brought out all the cracks and crevices.

I am so thankful for all the men that have served my country, so that I can enjoy the freedoms I still have.