I am always up for a repurpose, and this Ballard-inspired sign from Melaine at My Sweet Savannah is a story of giving an old object new life. Melaine found what appeared to be a kids lemonade stand at the thrift store. She brought the rundown stand home and cut it into pieces, one of which [...Read More]
Mandy from The Hankful House found a wooden anchor sign from Pottery Barn that she loved, but $199 was definitely more than she wanted to spend. With a few supplies, Mandy was able to make her own sign for only $10. Plus, she was able to customize the colors to coordinate with her bedroom. I [...Read More]
Anita from Inspired Passions could not be more excited that the holiday season is upon us. Bring on the decorations, ham and turkey, Christmas carols, and… holiday signs! Anita was inspired by a sign from Pottery Barn and achieved a similar look by layering stain and acrylic paint. She put her own spin on it by customizing the message to make it more meaningful. After all, what’s the purpose of a pretty sign if it doesn’t mean anything to you?
In order to stock her booth for Christmas time, Karin from Art Is Beauty has been on a sign-making mission. She has a shed full of old cabinet doors that are the perfect canvases for her creations and was inspired by a Pottery Barn pillow to turn a square door into a piece of Christmas art. Karin liked how the pillow resembles chalkboard art and used chalkboard paint to achieve a similar effect. I love how the inset panel of the door makes the sign look framed. What a great repurpose!
To go next to her stunning starburst mirror Christmas tree, Jen from Tatertots & Jello created a holiday sign that also reflects her gold, white, and grey color theme. Jen purchased a cheap shelf board for the sign and used her handy dandy Silhouette for the art. Believe me when I say the Silhouette makes sign-making a breeze. And, instead of $69, Jen made her sign for only $12!
While vacationing on the Jersey Shore, Lauren of The Thinking Closet picked up a few really sweet ruler-framed chalkboard signs at a little shop on the boardwalk. After giving those two signs away as gifts and wishing she had more, Lauren decided she could easily make her own and set to work with rulers, chalkboard paint, and a few other supplies. While there was an “almost-craft-fail” along the way, Lauren persevered and ended up with her own signs that are perfect for photo shoots and gifts.
Michelle from Chalkboard Blue was inspired to put a Halloween spin on vintage typewriter keys art and create her own “spooky” hand painted sign. In my opinion, the classic black and white, simple design, and vintage typewriter key letters all create a more sophisticated look, which is a rare find when it comes to Halloween décor. Michelle says that her new Halloween sign is one of her faves!
Jeannine from The Concrete Cottage loved L.L. Bean’s Latitude & Longitude signs and wanted to use several of them to line a tall wall in her great room. She had wonderful ideas of showcasing places her family had lived and vacationed. However, with a price tag of $34.95 a piece, there was no way Jeannine [...Read More]