Saturday, June 2, 2012

Paper or Plastic?



I've seen some great vintage signs all over blogland. 





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Donna at funky junk interiors



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I've had sign envy so what's a girl to do but make one, of course.  I found a piece of board that my hubby had previously used as a shelf in his garage.  It had lots of nice dings, nicks, and holes already in it.  






I wanted a nice, pale shade of apple green to match my kitchen but I also wanted it to appear that the paint had oxidized with age.  A light touch of flat white paint over top gave me what I was looking for.  A light sanding didn't hurt either.


I hung the sign above a Pottery Barn bookshelf for now.  The bookshelf is standing in for the perfect hutch that will one day replace it.  The bookshelf is great for plates but I would prefer something a little heftier (is that a word?) for this spot.  



I painted the letters freehand because I'm too impatient to do most things right...like printing them and tracing them.  




See, I really need a bigger piece of furniture here.  I've got the perfect piece in mind.  I've just got to wait for it to pop up on Craigslist!


If you've read any of my earlier posts, you'll notice my kitchen looks quite different from the dark, red walls I had a year ago. More on the kitchen re-do later!


We had a perfect day today in Middle Tennessee.  I hope you had a  great day too!


Angie

2 comments:

  1. This is Melissa@daisymaebelle.com. Love your grocery sign! Good luck with your re-start to blogging! I am pretty new to it myself - about 2 months! Hope you find some treasures at the Bungalow!

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    1. Thanks Melissa! I'm not as consistent with blogging as you are. I subscribed to your posts via email and I'm excited to get a new one to read. Keep up the good work!

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