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.

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  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. :)

    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.

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

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

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

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

  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,

  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!!

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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

    1. Thank you Theresa for your lovely comment!!

    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

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

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

  12. Thank you Jody, glad you stopped by!

  13. Cute project! Thanks for joining HSH!

  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

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


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