I fell in love with the beautiful deer silhouette that www.TheRusticPig.com was kind enough to share with us. I followed her tutorial using an old dresser mirror. I did have to prime the mirror first and used 4 coats of chalkboard paint. I also used Annie Sloan paint on both the wood frame and deer.
I have been busy with some signs as I had a bunch of pallet boards and leftover wood I wanted to use. Mostly, I just like making them. I am most excited about this old board I found in the woods behind my house. No idea where it came from or how old it is, but I didn’t want to cover up the signage. Plus it has a wine theme and I thought it would look cool in my dining room. I just cleaned it up and gave it a quick glaze. Love the chippy goodness of this sign!
In this day and age with school bullying rampant, I speak to my daughter all the time about being true to herself and not a follower. My daughter is definitely an individual. She loves clothes from Hot Topic, which means lots of skulls! Living in the country, this sometimes does not blend in with the Abercrombie crowd and she sometimes takes some heat. What I love is, she is who she is and has not changed. As she is a senior this year I find myself getting nostalgic and already preparing for the changes College will bring. Anyway, I saw this be.you.tiful wording on Pinterest and wanted to make this for Amanda’s room to remind her to always “be you”
I have been working on a few sign requests. The first is for a coworker who lives on a beautiful farm in CT. She wanted a sign to hang outside her chicken coop and I thought rustic pallet wood would be perfect. My dad angled the edges for me and she seemed to love it.
I have been seeing these really cool coffee bars posted on Pinterest and I wanted to free up space on my counter so, I got to work on a kitchen buffet I had, first giving it a quick coat of Annie Sloan old white. I made a coffee bar sign for the top, added my Keurig (love this) and an assortment of coffee, tea and hot chocolate, even picking up Starbucks Sugar Free Caramel syrup for my iced coffee (the best). My daughter can fill her travel mug on her way to school with everything at her fingertips. She is a Senior this year, how can that be!?
I enjoy this time of year with the humidity fading away and life getting back to a somewhat normal routine, with kids going back to school and a slower pace during the work/school week. I crave down time sitting on either my porch swing or rocker reading, surfing, blogging and creating. I totally could be home for days and be happy. So, with that in mind I wanted a sign for the porch to reflect that. I have a bunch of pallets thanks to Dad and made this sign “Enjoy the Quiet”. To remind myself to take a step back every now and again and be thankful for all of life’s blessings!
I was looking for a small table to put in my master bath for extra storage and found this old table that was in desperate need of a facelift! I gave it a coat of my favorite Annie Sloan old white, sanded it for the shabby chic look I was going for and used a dark wax. Linking to thegraphicsfairy.com for Brag Monday.