Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Here's Your Sign!


Do you love signs?  I do and I have a small collection.  Three constitutes a collection...right?  Good, because I have five. :)



This is one of my oldest signs.  It was painted by yours truly back in my high schools days.  I painted it for my brother who had just married and they were starting a farm.  Shallow Branch Farm is still the name of his farm today.  It's painted on a piece of old barn wood from my papaw's farm where my brother lives.  This sign hangs in my kitchen today.  My brother was sweet enough to let me have it.


I guess a chalkboard is still signage.  It wasn't used as a real sign in it's past life but I love the fact that I can change the message of this sign at any time.  This hangs on a door in my kitchen that leads into the laundry room.  If you notice the door frame, you'll be able to see some of the marks we've made over the past 9 years of our girls' growth.  I think I'll have to take that piece of trim with me should we ever move.


This is a painting I created about 10 years ago.  The house and occupants represent me, my husband, and three girls.  The writing around the house are of all the addresses we've had since we were married.  We've had a lot of addresses.  From 1999 to 2005, we flipped houses, that were also our primary residences, as we worked our way through Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace to get out of debt.  I could do a whole post on our journey out of debt and may do it soon.  It's not easy but s-o-o-o worth it.


Ok, so this one is another chalkboard but I love it.  I purchased the frame at a yard sale many years ago.  It was painted bright pink and had cork board in it.  I began removing the cork board and discovered the tin (which is what I eventually painted with chalkboard paint) was covered with newspaper from the 1950s.  It was cool looking at the old articles and ads.  This chalkboard hangs in my office on my map gallery wall.


The "JOY" sign brass stencils were purchased at a local antique store.  I used them during the holidays and then sold them but I kept another one, the letter F for our last name.

And finally...

Another one of my DIY signs.  I loved all of the grocery signs that were popular recently but I could never find one.  So what does a DIYer do?  Makes it herself.  The piece of wood had been used for something else originally and was pretty beat up with dings and nail holes.  Perfect.  This sign was hanging in my kitchen window before I took it down to create the silverware snowflakes display.  Now it hangs on the deck.  

What are some of your favorite signs?  Do you make your own too?

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!
Angie

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