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Monday, April 1, 2019

I Wish I Could Paint!

Paint as in paint a sign, picture or anything like that!
I can paint walls but that's about it
Yes I've tried taking classes, but I'm too impatient. I just want to paint! Not practice!
Yes stupid *rolling eyes*

So I have to come up with other ways to make what's in my head! LOL

I wanted to make a sign for the front of the house,
like a 'Welcome' sign.

 I searched on line for a similar image of what I had rolling around in my head.
When I found it I printed it out to the size I wanted.
Yes, this IS cheating

You'll have to take my word for it because I forgot to take a photo.
  I painted the board the color I wanted.....yes I can paint boards too!

I distressed the board.
Note: distressing the board is a good way to de-stress yourself too.
I drilled holes on each side near the top for wire to hang it by.

I hand tore the image so it would have uneven edges.
I then decoupaged the image onto the board with outdoor Mod Podge giving it several top coats allowing it to dry in between. 

I added wire making curlies for a little more charm in the front.

Side note:
This chair belonged to my Great Aunt, I've used it, along with others from relatives, around my kitchen table for the last 20 years. Unfortunately it is no longer strong enough to use for its original purpose. I didn't want to part with it and had been thinking about what to add to the corner of garden space at my front door. 

I had also (for the last few years!) been trying to decide what to do with this cute little basket that had a home hanging on my Mom's front porch rail. She had her posies in it, but it doesn't have much of a bottom left. Then the light bulb finally lit...sometimes it does take a while...I married the two. The chair now holds Mom's sweet old basket that I've lined and filled with Forget-me-nots

after hanging my sign on the chair, adding Mom's basket I placed it by my front door.


Til next time,
have fun!

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  1. This is very cute! Everyone in my family can draw and paint, but I haven't really learned how to. My daughter is 16 and is amazing. I usually just dabble with paper too. Lately I've been creating paper dolls and paper doll cloths. I hope you come and see my paper art too.

  2. Hi Deb, I just love your sign. It turned out great. What a wonderful welcome piece to the front of your home.
    You are one talented girly!!
    Happy Creating. Hugs

  3. Hi Deb,
    its a great sign..

    Greetings from Germany

  4. If you can't paint, you sure are creative.


  5. I love your little chair and sign! I think you did a great job. :)
    Thank you for sharing your post at Fresh-Cut Friday.
    This was the perfect addition. :)


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