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Monday, April 8, 2013

Forever and Always ~ DIY Home Decor Sign

I have had a picture of this sign in my head for awhile.  I was so excited to finally get around to making it over the weekend! I will be taking this to the Boutique at the end of this month!
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I started out the same way I make most of my Signs, 1x6 boards screwed together with Pocket Holes. I also rounded off the corners with the sander.

I spray painted it white and then started taping off my stripes.  I ALWAYS use Frog Tape to avoid paint seeping through.

I would have liked to have the middle stripe be white but there was this ugly line in the wood down the middle so I decided to have a grey stripe in the middle to cover it up.

I started in the middle and then just used the tape and a pencil to mark where to put the next strip.


I didn't have any grey paint so I made my own.  I made sure to make a lot because if I ran out I was afraid it would be a different shade when I mixed more.

I ended up with PLENTY of paint but better safe then sorry.  I saved the rest for touch up.

On the sides (where my tape didn't stick very well I had to touch it up a little.  I just grabbed the nearest thing I had to prop it up, which happened to be my tape measure.

I made my stencils the same way I did for my Old Barn Wood sign, cut them out with my cricut on this thick glitter paper that I wouldn't use for anything else.

I didn't have much space at the top and I was afraid I would get paint outside of the stencil so I just put some tape down which also held it in place for me.


I went back and forth for quite a while on which pink color to use.  But I finally choose this one and I am happy with it!

Then I just cut my letters out the same way and painted them on.

I LOVE how it turned out!
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18 comments:

  1. I rarely go into my the garage, but I may just have to now in search of some wood - this project is great.

    Karen
    www.quintonwench.com

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  2. So cool that you make your own sign boards! This is really neat!
    I'm visiting you today from C.R.A.F.T. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Spring Hello

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  3. This is absolutely darling. Love it! We're so going to be making this. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Such a cute sign. I love the colors you chose. Thanks for showing us how it's done. I don't think I would know where to begin to paint my own lettered sign. Love it. Visiting from Tuts and Tips. Have a lovely week!

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  5. This turned out so cute! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-diyers-and-more-curtains.html

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  6. This is SO cute! You did a great job! Thanks so much for partying with us at Time to Sparkle Tuesday : )

    xoxo Liz

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  7. I love this sign! It turned out beautifully. The stripes are so fun! :)

    We'd love for you to share this with our link party, Much Ado About Monday, if you have a chance. :)
    http://www.huckleberrylove.com/2013/04/much-ado-about-monday-no-4.html

    ~Emily
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  8. That turned out really cute and I love the colors. I am your newest follower via Someday Crafts link up. Hope you'll check my blog out and follow back! http://styleoyster.blogspot.com

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  9. I love everything about this sign! The stripes are so fun and that pink heart is so bright and bold! Would love to have you share this at my link party!
    http://www.madetobeamomma.com/2013/04/homemade-by-you-46.html

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  10. this is super cute! love it! thank you so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings. Make sure to come back next week! - Kristen www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  11. This looks adorable!! I would love for you to share at my Tasty Thursdays linky party and GIVEAWAY. Going on until Sunday. Hope to see you there and spread the word!! Thanks, Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch
    http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2013/04/tasty-thursdays-36-giveaway.html

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  12. Very pretty! Love the gray and red together! If you're linking up this weekend I'd love if you showed off your sign at All Things Pretty. http://sparklesandastove.com/all-things-pretty-thursday-linky-party-3/

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  13. Looks great. I have a market or boutique event at the end of the month too so I am making a note of this project. :D Thanks for linking up.
    p

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  14. I just saw your sign on Simple Home Life and it is adorable. I am usually terrified of lettering (I usually do it freehand) but you have inspired me to try to make my own stencil and try your project! :)

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  15. Cute, and great tutorial! Love the sign@
    Krista @theappyhousie

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