A Beach Sign

Beach Sign

Create your own Beach Sign or any sign. This DIY is easy! Do people still say that? Here's My Sign? Fifty years ago (or maybe last year) I went to a yard sale. I saw five shelves leaning, how much? One dollar, each? no for all. I'll take them :) I printed off the word, in a font that I love. I measured and taped it down. I … [Read more...]

Painted Signs

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Inspired from Renovation Style Magazine (copy of the page) Quotes painted on canvas, a request from my daughter.  1.  Measure and draw lines on canvas. 2.  Place stickers to create the quote.  (Use new ones, these were old and did not stick properly.) 3.  Use flat black spray paint.  I used Krylon 4.  Remove stickers and … [Read more...]

In The Kitchen

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A while back I talked about cooling my kitchen, you can see that here, but here's where I am so far.  I never finish. The oven really hasn't been used much since February, when Mr. reFresh and I went on a diet. The kitchen is where I do most of my projects, thank goodness for granite. It has a large eat in area. Please ignore that other … [Read more...]

favorite things

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in my home town. (Actually in my weekend home town of  Dadeville Alabama!) When I saw that Centsational Girl was hosting a party about favorite things in our town, I knew what I was going to share.  Our favorite place is Lake Martin Alabama.  Talk about reFreshing!  Spend some time here and you'll never want to leave! (Details of sign … [Read more...]

I ❤ Sarah Richardson, who doesn’t?

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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. 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 … [Read more...]

Inspiration can come from anywhere!

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I needed a few signs for the lake. I looked online for inspiration, but found it at the grocery store.  One came from the Lake Martin Living magazine and the other was from a bottle of wine.  Using left over lumber and craft paint, I put one coat of paint on the boards and then stenciled the letters and freehand for the sailboat and … [Read more...]

Beach!

Let's go!!!!!

Can you tell we've had some warm days!  But who isn't thinking about the beach?  So here's my sign: Letters stenciled, painting Plaid's Antique White I started with a left over piece of MDF and several acrylic colors to create my weathered beachy background.  Stenciled the word Beach and painted with antique white. First coat of Antique … [Read more...]

Cupcakes!

Cupcakes!

I have been wanting to try to make a sign, so I did!  What do you think??  I tossed around different ideas on how to do it, and I settled on using a pencil, stencil and acrylic craft paint.  Now what's my word???  Thinking....Cupcakes, it is.  Do I distress it, how do I highlight the letters, do I glaze it when I'm finished??  No to some, yes to … [Read more...]