Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Garden Sign…


Time to head outside and work in the garden!

 
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What better way to keep track of all your garden tools than having a stylish place to hang them at arms reach! I had the idea to make this sign while looking at this piece of wood and wondering what I could do with it…
 
 
 
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After spying an excellent tutorial on making a hand painted sign by Marion over at the blog Miss Mustard Seed…I got to work! See her full post here. It was simple and fun to create…and only took about 3 episodes of watching Duck Dynasty with my boys to complete!
 
 
I did a light green wash on the board first - then traced my letters onto the board with some tracing paper. I painted the letters with white paint and added a little bit of black shadowing for dimension…
 
 
 
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After distressing with some 60 grit sandpaper to age the lettering – I finished with a layer of Annie Sloan Clear wax and Dark Wax…
 
 
 
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So far so good…
 
 
 
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I aged and distressed these hooks to add to the sign…
 
 
 
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Now it is ready to hang and use outside next to our garden box…
 
 
 
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Off to the nursery to purchase seed packets for our vegetable garden!


Note: I used the Algerian Font for this sign


Sharing with ~ French Country Cottage, Jennifer Rizzo



12 comments:

  1. Love the sign. Wish it was warm enough here to get out in our garden, but it is 39 here in Atlanta and the wind is howling. So much for an early Spring.

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  2. Looks terrific! I love making these "old" signs and now I've got another project to make a garden sign!!

    Found you through Hometalk!

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  3. Love your sign. Want to do that for BBQ tools. What font did you use?

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    1. She stated that she used the Algerian Font for this sign

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  4. could you please let me know what font you used. found you on pinterest. please, please, please.
    thanks so much, Susan Bettencourt Atascadero, Ca.

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  5. Was led here from Pinterest. Great job on that sign! Happy Gardening!

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  6. Love it! Which wax did you use first? Thanks.

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  7. sign is lovely, but there is not tutorial at link you gave to Miss MS.

    thanks
    Barb

    PS great job!

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    1. i noticed that too - was looking forward to tutorial

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  8. hi this is absolutely lovely. can you be a little bit more specific about how you traced your letters onto the board and where you got your letters from at that size? did you just trace from computer screen onto board? Also, I was wondering when you say you went over board with a light green wash- was that just normal paint right on the wood-no staining of any sort? which paint did you use ? thank you ! absolutely love how it turned out!

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