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!

Thanks for stopping by!


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mzzbev said...

WOW! I. LOVE. IT!! What a great idea, I have pinned it! :) -Bev

Laura Everyday Edits said...

Hi Deb
The sign looks great! Would love for you to share on Friday Favorites this week- party goes live Thursday night! Can't wait to see the kitchen! laura

Gina Kleinworth said...

When I saw this I knew it had to be your work - I love it!!! As always - you inspire me.

SewSweetVIntage said...

Love your sign love your design:) Pinned

Anonymous said...

Oh Deb! ... I'm good until I get to painting on the lettering! Ugh! I just don't have a steady hand... :(

I can't wait to see how your house turns out!

Deb Hrabik said...

Terry - you always have a paintbrush in your hand it seems! You could always use a straight edge ruler and drag a liner brush along side.
Have a great weekend,

Erin said...

The sign looks amazing! Love it!

Chic California said...

This sign looks so great! I love that it could be a year round sign, not just holiday. Thanks so much for sharing with the Be. YOU tiful link party. Pinning!

Kathy said...

This is a fantastic sign! Love it! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Love love your sign!! It looks so perfect for this time of year too!! :) Have a lovely day! xo Holly

Rasmussen Family said...

love this! I would put pallet art in all the rooms! I'd love you to share it at our Outside {the Box} link party!

Corinna | For My Love Of said...

Beautiful job with the finish! The sign is gorgeous, something I would expect to buy- not make.

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

You are right, the holiday season will be here before we know it. This is a great project to get busy working on!

Katie @ Little House of Four said...

I love this sign that you created! Thanks so much for sharing at Your Designs This Time! I've pinned your project to our Favorites and Features group board on Pinterest! Have a great weekend!

Twice Nice said...

I am definitely doing a sign like this for my home! Love it Deb!

Betsy @ Happily Ever After, Etc. said...

I absolutely love the warm patina on this piece. Absolutely gorgeous.... and such a great message! I love this post so much I am pinning it, sharing it on facebook and recently included it in a round-up!

Doxie C said...

I've seen this popular sign on Etsy & Pinterest, and now I know where the original design came from!! No wonder it's a best seller!! Your sign is beautiful!! I appreciate the tutorial, because I want to make one for my husband for our anniversary!

Deb Hrabik said...

Fun to hear Doxie. Enjoy your project!