Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Oh, What Love Can Do!

You may remember our Card Catalog Inpsired Table. If not, we'd love for you to check it out. But. long story short, before that was an eight-drawer table, it just a simple cubby bin. We actually flipped it sideways from what was intended to be the top in order to make the table. Well, it had this piece of wood on the top that we removed.

Now, it's this pretty little sign!
I just love making signs for our business.
What can I say...
I'm a sign maker by day so I guess it spills over into the evening as well. :) I enjoy designing pretty little signs without any restrictions put on my by the customer. These signs are all my handy work. I think that's why I enjoy them so much. 
 This little piece of wood was a dark color, not quite green and not quite brown. Pretty much mud! I liked the look of the wood and the way it was weathered and chipping a little on the edges. So I decided to work with the color.

I painted some Ce Ce Caldwell's Traverse City Cherry over the original color.
I immediately fell in love!
Once it was dry, I applied my vinyl stencil and began painting the love part of the lettering with Santa Fe Turquoise. I decided to use a different color on the rest because I wanted the 2nd part of the saying to stand out from the first part. So I used Johnston Daffodil on the other lettering and then on the flowers. Once dry, I simply dry-brushed some Turquoise over the Daffodil to give the flowers a softer look.
I couldn't have been happier when I took the stencil off!
This is one of my favorites :)
Hope you've enjoyed it as well!

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  1. Love me some Bon Jovi...and love your sign! :)

  2. Oh my, it's so pretty! I can't get over what vinyl stencils can do! lovely! Little Bit

  3. I love this sign! It's simple, it's bold, and the message is fabulous! I need to get some vinyl stencils! :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  4. I LOVE this!

    I would love for you to link up to my TGIF Link Party!


  5. I love this! Newest follower here :) Angela @ HickoryTrail

  6. Visiting from Monday Funday. I'd like to invite you to my Friday Flash Blog, where you can share your best blog entry of the week! The party goes on ALL weekend at And who knows, you may just get featured next week.


  7. Oh, I love it! You did a great job. Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent this week. So thrilled to have you share with us. Happy Friday!!

  8. Thanks so much for sharing this at A Peek Into Paradise TGIF Link Party. I hope you will come party with us next week and see if you were featured!

    Have a great week! Hugs! Cathy

  9. I just bought a bunch of wood at a yard sale today - and perhaps will buy the leftovers tomorrow. I didn't actually buy my three pieces today, the guy gave it to me. Nice guy! (And I think he wants to get rid of the rest of the wood.)

    I had thought I would make some mixed media pieces but now that I see what you've done with this adorable sign, I'm going to keep my options open!

    I'm going to follow you on Bloglovin'. I'm new there and need to figure it out but wow, you had me at "card catalog table" - I love card catalogues. I miss them!

  10. Love your sign, so cute!! Congratulations, I featured it this week at Sew-Licious Home Decor. Thanks so much for sharing it!


  11. Your sign is so awesome! Congrats on getting it featured!

  12. Your sign is beautiful. I really LOVE the saying.

    Also thank you for linking it up at Crafty Thursday Obsessions. Us girls decided you will be featured this week. Hope you stop by again, check it out and linkup with us!


  13. It looks great! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  14. This is such a sweet sign, Denise - love the colors and the quote! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  15. love the colors, and love the sentiment... how true



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