Monday, April 20, 2015

Welcome Sign


 I happened to be in the right spot at the right time! I was taking care of a friends dog and saw these 3 closet doors in the dumpster area. They are light, tall and narrow, score.





 I decided to paint the first one an off white, Lacy from Behr. It has the paint and primer together.
Saves a step. I didn't sand, just cleaned the board and started painting.
 Found the font on PicMonkey called Jellyha Delicious Cake. 



Sand a little to get the stressed/shabby look.






 
Printed out the size of font I wanted and used this method of rubbing a pencil on the back of the image and tracing the font onto the board. Then I painted the letters with an acrylic paint.

 This is what I put at the top of the sign! I used the wax paper method and ended up smearing it!
Doesn't look to bad from a distance. After I was all done painting everything, I sealed it.

Here's the finished board.
 Since it was a closet door, it had a little screw or thingamajig, lol and I decided to leave it in so I could hand dried flowers off of it.
Here's the before and after.
Now I just have to find room for it somewhere. The place I had it wasn't working. Hopefully soon I can make it fit in. I have two more to go plus I painted the back side. I haven't sealed it yet so I can paint something else on it.
Any ideas??
Let me know what you think.
I LOVE COMMENTS ;0)

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26 comments:

  1. How adorable..and how talented you are.
    If I found three door pieces like that...I'd paint and do whatever I wanted, then I'd buy 3 LARGE, decorative hinges and make an awesome screen from them. I am just dying for a pretty screen so I hope I find 3 doors in the garbage somewhere. :)

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    1. That is a great idea!! I have a screen already but if I didn't that would be awesome. I hope you find 3 soon! Thanks again for stopping by and your sweet comments.

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  2. Very pretty and very creative! I love the font and the flower addition.

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    1. Thank you Kim for your sweet comment, thanks for stopping by!

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  3. This is very pretty and I love the font you choose.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet reply and for taking the time to comment!

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  4. Oh Cheryl,
    Don't you just love those R.A.T.S? That's what my daughter, Hubby and I call Roadside Acquisition Treasures...Hee, Hee, Hee. The sign turned out great. You did an awesome job.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ❤️Ana

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  5. Ana, you made my day! Love that term, I will start using it, lol. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, I appreciate it!!

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  6. I like that! Loving the before and after and that is a really pretty font. I always love looking at before and after creations.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment and for stopping by, I appreciate it!! I love before and afters too!

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  7. It looks great! I love the little detail you added with the wax paper technique!

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  8. Thank you for the comment and for taking the time to stop by!!

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  9. Hey, awesome find and I wouldn't have thought to make a sign out of it. Great idea!!!

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  10. Cheryl what a beautiful fine! You have made it absolutely beautiful welcoming sign I loved your technique. I would love it if you would come back over to my blog and share it at our party, "what to do weekends"! We feature 7 bloggers every week. I'd love to have you there! Here's the link. http://shoestringelagance.blogspot.com/2015/04/what-to-do-weekends-119.html?m=1

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    1. Thank you Theresa for your lovely comment!!

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    2. Hey Cheryl, Just popping back by to let you know we Featured your great Welcome Sign over @ What to do Weekends, now! Come grab your Featured button!
      Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

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    3. You made my day Theresa, thank you so much!!

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  11. I love this creative idea! I'm in love with the font too. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Thank you Jody, glad you stopped by!

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  13. Cute project! Thanks for joining HSH!
    Sherry

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  14. Hi there Friend, you are so creative! Thank you for joining in at the Friday Favorites Link Party! I hope to see you there this week:) Christine -Must Love Home

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  15. Thank you Christine for the great compliment! I appreciate it!!

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