Thursday, October 1, 2015

Rustic Signs Project

For quite awhile I have been packing around a bunch of graphics I had printed off a freebie site a few years ago with the idea I'd be able to make some cute signs and artwork with them.  Finally I got the opportunity to make some.

Remember when I had mentioned a couple of week ago about stopping at the millwork place near my office and scoring some nice pieces from their "Free Wood" bin.  Well I spent the better part of a Sunday using my new saw and a bunch of stuff I already had on hand in my garage and my craft supplies and made a few signs.

I had the idea to make them rustic, like the sides of crates, leaving any flaws and imperfections in the wood.  I think it adds character.  I decoupaged the graphics onto the wood and sealed them with exterior grade varathane.

I always wanted to make this Fresh Eggs sign to attach to our chicken coop.

I love the look of these vintage inspired food labels.  Isn't it so nice when you can take a vision in your head and make it an actual thing just like you imagined?

I made several, more than I need, but I had the supplies and I was having a ball.  I went ahead and listed a few in my Etsy store because I think they'd make great gifts.  Aren't they cute?

My birthday saw

It's a rarity that I get to just play for a day.  However, I think it needs to be less rare and I plan to do stuff like this more often.


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