Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Handpainted Cottage Sign

I can't get enough of the handpainted-sign craze.



The fun thing about these is that you can make them say whatever you want.  For this one, I chose "Cottage."  Who doesn't want to live in a quaint little cottage, right?

I actually found this board at my house. No idea where it came from. I guess that's the kind of life I live.....



I sanded it down nice and smooth and painted it "warm white."  I printed out my letters in a font I liked, cut them out, and traced them on the board with a pencil, like so....



I also cut out some pretty scrapbook and Mod Podged each end of the board.



I used a tiny paint brush to slowly fill in the letters:




I used my finger to smear a little black paint on the edges to give it more character.




Welcome to the cottage!


P.S.  I'm linking up to the parties on my Blog Parties tab as well as these awesome sites:









35 comments:

  1. Cute! Love that you lead a life where scraps of wood are found! :)

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  2. so cute! i can't believe you hand painted the "cottage" on there - it looks like vinyl! great job!:)

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  3. Wow! You did a great job. I would have never guessed how those words were painted. You have a very steady hand.

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  4. I really like this! I have been wanting to make one with our last name on it. Or a bible verse. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Very pretty! I have a few projects for my son's birthday party to complete before I can finaly make myself a sign. But I am enjoying collecting ideas from everyone elses while I wait :) I love the scrapbook pages touch! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. This is Great ! Thank you for Sharing Kelly!
    Thank you for your Visit and Sweet Comments! You made Katelyn's Day! We had a lot of fun Making these!
    Have a Happy Wednesday!
    Hug
    Jill & Katelyn

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  7. What a nice job. I have an old chippy paint board that I am trying to figure out what to put on it. ~~Sherry~~

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  8. Beautiful Kelly! Love the color combo of black and white...can you make one for me too? ha!ha!
    -marie

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  9. Hey Kelly! You're right, I can't imagine a boyfriend giving that to a girl these days! lol I tell my hubby the way to my heart is with power tools, but I would accept a pretty antique rolling pin too. :)
    Your sign is adorable! LOVE it!
    later tater!
    missy :)

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  10. That looks really great! You did such a good job! I've never tried my hand at that but I'm sure it's much cheaper than buying one, they're always very expensive! Stopped by from My Cottage Charm:)

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  11. Your sign is great! Once you start making them, you're hooked! My house is full of signs and they make great gifts too!

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  12. love the display!

    happy night!
    Rosa

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  13. I love your sign. This type of project is on my "to do" list over the next few weeks. Yours came out great. Thanks so much for linking up to my party. Hope to see you again next week.

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  14. Very creative idea to add the paper on the ends!!! LOVE that. and who wouldn't want to live in a cottage? Well, this gal sure loves em...

    Thanks for sharing

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  15. Your sign is so cute! You did a wonderful job painting it!

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  16. Love how you added the striped paper and paint around the edges. Very cottage cute :)
    xo,
    Michelle

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  17. Yes, I loved the paint around the edges. I'll have to file that tip away for future reference. You're really good at free hand painting.

    Cheers,
    Lisa x

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  18. I LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing and also for teaching how to make a sign without and stamps or fancy tools. I really want to make one now! I am your newest follower. Have a great day!
    http://humblehomemaking.blogspot.com/

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  19. Kelly this is great! Love that you dove right in and painted the letters by hand - which I'm pretty sure I'd have to fix like a 100 times! But you sign is great motivation to try. Thanks for visiting my blog too - your comments were sweet and very appreciated. Can't wait to see more of your projects - a fan and new follower,
    Teresa

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  20. You did a great job on your sign. I'm like you, I still have to cut out my letters by hand. I would love to have one of the fancy machines that do it for me. Have a great day.

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  21. That looks amazing! You've definitely got talent Girl! That was very creative how you did this. And because of your awesome talent, I have passed an award on to you. Come over and get it whenever you are ready.

    xoxo,
    Ellen

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  22. This is such a cute idea. I can't wait to try it out!

    -Elizabeth
    http://growingupscottish.blogspot.com/

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  23. That turned out really cute! Well done!

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  24. That sign is aDoRaBlE! Love that you added some paper to the ends of the board, nice detail.

    Tks for stopping by :)

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  25. This is soooo cute. I love it!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  26. That is gorgeous! I would love love love to live in a tiny little cottage tucked away from the rest of the world.

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  27. just to say:
    ♥♥♥
    happy weekend
    Rosa

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  28. This is great. I love the black paint smear idea. I'm trowing my first link party Monday. It would be great if you would stop by and add this tutorial. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  29. This looks so cute, thanks for sharing

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  30. This looks great! I want to try this!

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  31. Looks fantastic - I love it!

    Tine

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  32. Love the look of your COTTAGE sign and thanks for coming to my NTT PARTY!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  33. Great job! I love words setting around.

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  34. The stripped paper on the ends was a nice touch. Its a really cute sign.

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