Sunday, January 2, 2011

first project: a sign

...and we're off!  I finished my first project of the new year this weekend.  
It's a simple, quick one but it turned out well (or at least I think it did).  

Back in October, you may recall this post where we refreshed our front porch.
Part of the "refresh" included replacing a piece of wood on one of our columns.  That piece of wood was chippy and white but of course that doesn't look good on the front of the house but it might look good inside the house...so I kept it...and my husband gave me looks like I had lost my mind.

That little old piece of wood made a nice little sign to go in my kitchen.


Here's what we started with:

Here's what I did with it:


Here's the finished sign:




Pretty cute huh?

Hey Lori at IPOMP, just imagine if it said "Pickle"!


linking up to my favorite link parties listed above or down below on the right

35 comments:

  1. I always think it is funny how we put junky bits on our walls and distress our furnitures so it looks worn and aged, but like our house to have fresh new paint - no chippiness allowed. Your sign looks great and good for you for being so resourceful.

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  2. That's quite cute! I am a newish follower, and I am looking forward to seeing your projects this year.

    Happy 2011!
    Laura

    http://www.paringdown.com

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  3. Yeah for rescued pieces of our houses! You did a great job. Does hubby like it now (not that it matters! :-)

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  4. Ooh I like it! I think your pantry kinda-sorta looks like mine: a sign above, chalkboard ON.

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  5. It IS cute!! Don't you just love the looks we get from our loved ones?! They are so clueless sometimes! LOL! I was just outside this weekend cleaning up the backyard a bit and there were some old, grungy, broken pieces of cedar fence boards that I threw in the garbage. As I was putting them in there I was thinking... you probably should save at LEAST one of these! I think I'll go dig one out and make a sign too! My boards aren't white, but I have paint!

    Tania

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  6. Oh yeah that's cool!! Love it...and..I think we have the same husband!!! lol...yu know..not literally! haha...but mine would probably roll his eyes...or maybe not even notice..???hmmm...;)
    love it, anyhoo!!
    jessie, downunder (nearly wrote udder, like a cow!! lol)
    xx

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  7. very nice i just love signs!

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  8. I love it...and the oldler I get, the more I need some clever ways to identify what is behind all the doors in my house!
    Denis

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  9. It's very cute! Now I'm going to have to go look for some old wood. :)

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  10. Very cool re-use of that old board. I just love old pieces of wood.
    I'm going to have to try some signmaking now!

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  11. Oh, it IS lovely!

    I just need the pantry to go with it.

    Think I can find one of those at a salvage yard?

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  12. this is perfectly chippy...love love it. great font choice too!

    www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

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  13. I am a sign maker-artist and so love seeing the salvaged wood in GOOD use! Come by my little joint and visit! New follower!

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  14. ABSOLUTELY adore this sign. Did you use a stencil? I really want to make a sign kind of like this for my kids new play room that says "read" or something like that to put above a large bookcase. Seriously, if totally pays off to save junk and remold it! Again, great job! love it.
    ~Robin

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  15. Your little sign is soooo adorable! I love it!

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  16. Free, unique, memorable, and just plain cute! You can't beat that!

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  17. I think that it looks great! I would love it if you could link it to my Show and Share Sunday linky party. http://craftygeordi.blogspot.com/2011/01/show-and-share-sunday.html

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  18. Gorgeous sign. Just love it!
    Anne

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  19. I really love your pantry sign! Great idea. Visiting from Cottage Instincts.
    Blessings
    Becky C

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  20. Your sign has a great vintage feel. You'd never guess that it wasn't old. What a great look!

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  21. I;m going for a chic country cottage look for my kitchen this year and I'm totally going to incorporate this idea into the mix. Thanks so much!

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  22. Lovin' it! I have a piece of scrap that would work...thanks!

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  23. I love it my favorite thing to do is re-use and re-purpose old loved items and one from you house makes it even more special!

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  24. i love it!!! my style to a T!! going back to check out your other projects!!
    chris

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  25. This sign is lovely! I found your blog on Cottage instincts, Make it 4 Monday, and am really pleased I did. We're having our pantry fitted soon and a sign like this would look fab! Thanks

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  26. Love that you saw the potential in that piece of wood! Great project!! Thanks for linking up!

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  27. Really cute! I love that you re-used the wood. Great job!

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  28. It's beautiful! How did you do it? I would love a sign for the outside of the house, but they cost upwards of 30 dollars! It would be so much better to make my own and save a bunch of money.
    Hope you have a great day!
    Beth.

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