Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sign.


Here's a little project I did last week. I bought this sign at a yard sale or thrift store a few years ago--it's a little more '80's country than I usually like, but for some reason I liked the shape of it and thought maybe I'd do something with it.


The whole thing is done in that country blue color, which doesn't really go with anything I own, either. I liked the sentiment, though.

So I just changed it a bit:


I painted the outside edge a nice green color, and then lined the inside with a vintage-styled patterned paper. Then I used one of my old scrapbooking lettering templates to make the letters, and cut 'em out of black cardstock.

It seemed like it needed something else, so I stuck a vintage button at each end.


The old sign sat on top of our coat hanger shelf at the foot of the stairs, so I put the new one right back in the same spot. But I think now it needs to be hung on the wall and raised up some so it's more visible.

Love those super-fast projects that make you feel like you accomplished something big, even though you really didn't!

6 comments:

Sharon said...

The new sign looks much better!

Mimi said...

That's so gorgeous!

barbara said...

I am really impressed with those letters. What an improvement!

scrapmom4 said...

WHen I first saw it I thought...icky font. The new one ROCKS! I'm pretty sure I have that same stencil. ;) The background is great, and I'm so glad country blue is gone (at least for now).

Kim said...

I love it! Especially the paper on the background.

Donna Wells said...

Very cute! You did wonders...glad you got rid of that awful blue. I like blue, but not THAT blue!