The space isn't "ready" yet as we'd hoped. We are waiting on final permit and final carpet removal specialist (ie family members) but we started moving in just a small portion of what we've accumulated.
Yesterday after a quick stop at the Habitat Re-Store I scored some great wood pieces to make a few more signs. Last night while watching Dear John on my ipad I painted this
I'm so in love with it I want to keep it. I can always make another but I keep imagining it hanging over my kitchen sink. This is a huge piece of heavy plank. I remember seeing this one a long time ago in country living magazine. I could not find the image online so I just searched around for some inspiration.
Do you all know Donna? From Funky Junk Interiors? SERIOUS DAILY inspiration over there.......if you visit her you'll be gone for a few hours....just warning you!
I was eager to get started after the purchase of the wood yesterday. I printed out the letters on cardstock and cut them out. My older daughter bought a Silhouette but it hasn't arrived yet. So I did this the old fashioned way.
This was just for blog purposes. As I said, I'd painted the board in a dry brush technique, then taped the letters on. I traced around with a pencil and lifted off the cardstock letters. Then I sat and watched "Dear John" and painted away.
This morning after it had dried really well I sanded the whole sign down by hand and distressed it. I wiped on walnut stain and let it sit for a few minutes then wiped it off.
So thats all there is to it. It's so gratifying to have something turn out the way you pictured it in your head! Today my husband opened the back door when I was loading the truck and said "hey! I CAN'T GET OVER that sign!" Guess he didn't see the vision like I did originally!
Last week I made a sign for our store (WHEN WE FINALLY GET IT OPEN). I used an overhead projector to do this one
Stay tuned for more Faded Farmhouse goodness in weeks to come!