I ❤ Sarah Richardson, who doesn’t?

When I saw the dining area of  Sarah’s Summer House, I fell in love.  I had been wanting to change my eat-in Kitchen area and knew that I wanted a sign, somewhere…maybe GROCERY, GROCERIES, or GATHER.

I love everything Sarah Richardson decorates! Don’t you?

Like the one Becca made over at  Adventures in Decorating

As usual, we have lumber, neatly (in my dreams) stacked and waiting for me to use.  The piece I chose was left over from a front porch project and had already been primed.  All I needed to do was add a couple of acrylic colors:

dry brush over the gray primer, add two saw tooth hangers to the back.  It’s ready for lettering.

The lettering came easier than I could have ever imagined.  At TJ Maxx, I found something that let me take the easy way out:

I love my sign!

Mr. reFresh even noticed it when he came home, yes that is rare.

I am on my way to recreating the Sarah Richardson dining experience.

You see I had the bench, and now I have the wingback…just gotta get that darn thing slipcovered….HELP!

Maybe one day it will look a little like this:

southern hospitality

The Handmade Home



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    Karen says:

    You’re well on your way! your dining room looks gorgeous, I’m a huge Sarah fan too. I drool over every show and watch the same episode multiple times. Your sign turned out fantastic, love the quote.
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    Emreen says:

    Wow ! I love that sign you have put…. Am also a fan of wooden signs… !!
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    brandi says:

    love your sign, it turned out great. your dining room is gorgeous.
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    Mel says:

    It’s perfect. Your kitchen is gorgeous.

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    Desiree says:

    Love the sign!! I was looking for an image of that “groceries” sign but no luck, glad you found one. It’s all looking great! Your site looks new too?? I like it. I soo want a new blog layout:)
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    Kori says:

    Don’t you love T.J. Maxx??? They always seem to have exactly what I want when I go there. Your sign is so cute (love the colors) and although I love a ‘groceries’ sign, yours has so much more meaning behind it….love that! Thank you for the nice comment you left (and for following me) on my Copy-cat post -I really appreciate it!!

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    SueAnn says:

    I love your sign!!! Perfect!
    And that wing back chair will look terrific!!

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    Laura says:

    I love yours and yes love Sarah too. I think your room is on its way to being a star.
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    Take a look at Miss Mustard Seed’s video tutorial on making a slipcover…it’s great! Your kitchen is going to be amazing!
    Korrie@RedHenHome recently posted..Book Birdhouses

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    Kathy C. says:

    That sign is absolute perfection in that room! Love it!
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    Vanessa says:

    Oh Debbie! You have the magic touch! Everything you do looks like it is out of a magazine and this sign you made was no exception. I think your dining area looks so warm and welcoming and I am also loving watching Sarah’s Summer House! :-)
    Vanessa recently posted..For when you are neither "Shabby Chic"…

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    Becca says:

    Beautiful sign !! I love it !! Your breakfast area looks gorgeous … I’m off for a second look. And, I truly appreciate the shout out to my “GATHER” sign. xoxo

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    Pamela says:

    Love how your signed turned out! Sara is the best for sure. I have been watching a wing back chair on the local yard sale site. It is $35 but I am just not sure how much it will cost to recover it. Glad you stopped by! I am your newest follower.
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    Ellie says:

    I’m loving that sign! It’s perfect. Your dining area looks gorgeous too. I just bought a pair of wingbacks that are desperately in need of slipcovers too-they’re mauve! Good luck with yours. Visiting via The Handmade Home.

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    Amy says:

    Hi! I’m visiting from the handmade home’s linky party. The sign looks great!! So much better than just slapping a decal on the wall! I love your inspiration photo, and it looks like you’re well on your way to recreating it! The bench is great!

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    I am in LOVE with your dining area! it’s awesome! that sign is so great-and I’m drooling over your window treatments! excellent!!!
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    Lisa says:

    So far amazing! Such a neat project. I have loved that phrase for a while…Visiting via the linky party on the handmade home.
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    I Love Sarah Richardson, and I love the soothing colors you’re using! Beautiful!

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    Sarah says:

    I love your kitchen! I especially love your inspiration sign! Thanks for the great ideas, I’m stopping over from The Handmade Home! – Sarah
    Sarah recently posted..Furniture finds.

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    Rose says:

    Beautiful!!!! Please let me know the name of the acrylic colorrs you used. I cannot read them well.
    Congratulations. Gorgeous work!

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