Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Paint A Sign for your Dining Room

As Fall approaches,

I think about family dinners,

getting together, and giving thanks.

This DIY Sign will be a great addition 

for your dining room.

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Painted with gray and white stripes

and arrow details,

"Gather, Give Thanks, and Feast"

could really be for anytime of year.

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The sign dimension is 21" x 27".

Using fenceboards,

old or new,

here is how they are attached on back.

Now for a watered down brown paint wash.

Then alternate gray and white stripes

using a light application so that you leave

some of the under color showing through.

I used "River Stone" Minwax acrylic stain for the gray.

I did add just a slight bit of brown to it.

I also mixed a bit of black with the gray for another grunge layer.

That was just a light application to darken some of the edges.

On the back side of my pattern,

I used pencil transfer - easier to read on the white stripes,

and a chalk transfer - easier to read on the gray stripes.

I also used the River Stone acrylic stain for the lettering.

Cheryl was painting with me today

and made a sign of her own

with the white and gray stripes.

I know you are thinking already

about what sentiment you want on your sign!

Here is a template for the 

"Gather, Give Thanks, and Feast"

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This is such a fun time of year

decorating our homes for fall.

I can't wait to hammer a nail in one of my new walls!

Coming soon...

cabinets and trim are going in now.

I had to go to my daughter's house

to find a wall to photograph my sign today!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Holiday Crafts Magazine Feature

Hey Painting Friends!

I have a feature in the

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I know it seems early,

but if you like making things,

it's time to get started!

Plus, this magazine just came out last week

so I thought I should post about it now

while it is on shelves.

My big red Chalkboard,

"Get Merry and Bright"

is one of their 85 Fall and Christmas projects.

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You can find my post about this project here.

Had to share the fun!


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