Wednesday, October 14, 2009


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!