Sunday, February 5, 2012

Name signs...

Hi Everyone!  I hope you're having a great Sunday and getting ready to watch the Super Bowl or not.  I like football but I'm so not interested in the Super Bowl.  Although I would be interested in watching the half-time show and the commercials, so I just might be flipping the channels back and forth.

I wanted to share with you one of the signs I was working on yesterday during the snow storm.  I couldn't work out in the shop and I only had a few boards in the house that were ready to be turned into signs.  So other than cleaning (which I did do some of) and laundry, I worked on a few signs and started reading that book.
 This is what I call name signs.  I have been making these for years on my computer and then matting and framing them.  In fact, I began making them as Christmas presents and then started getting orders for them.  I made them with different sayings across them and with an Est. date at the bottom for weddings and anniversary gifts or birth dates and birth facts to mark the birth of a baby.  I've made them that say Mom or Dad and then a saying that is appropriate for Mother's or Father's Day.  I've made them with inspirational sayings that mark milestones.  You name it, I've made it.  But I hadn't hand painted any, until now.
 The red is really a pretty red.  But it's not showing up that way.

 And the saying across it says: This home is filled with love, laughter and dreams.
 I painted the base coat black and the top coat white and then sanded it lightly.  I didn't want a lot of black or gray showing through.  There was enough going on.

I'm really happy with the way it turned out.  In fact, I think I might be having a giveaway of one of these signs in the near future.  I do have a blogiverary coming up soon.  Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Your sign is very nice! We had just a little snow here in Northern Va. this morning. It has been a very strange winter. Followed you on your Linky.
    Blessings, Audrey

  2. hiya , i love your sign , might give it a try myself too . did you hand paint the wording ? love the colour combo x tfs

  3. You hand painted that?????????? I hate you! I can't even make stick people straight!


  4. Wow! This is beautiful! I love to hand paint items as well, I might just have to give this idea try for my fireplace mantel. Thanks for sharing. I'd love for you to come link this up to the Countdown to Valentines linky party on my blog
    Hope to see you there!

  5. You know I always love seeing your signs! This one is fantabulous! :)
    great job Holly!

  6. I am your newest follower, I love this! Again...visiting via Make the Scene Monday

  7. This looks so pretty. Great post. I am looking forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

  8. I LOVE it! So beautiful, and a great little quote. I got signed up to follow on the new linky too!

  9. This is super cool. Love it. I need one for my hallway, I think....

  10. Your sign is very pretty, I do so love them. Don't hardly make any, don't know why? I also love the quote. You sure do some pretty hand painting! Thanks for sharing you creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay

  11. Love your sign, thanks so much for always dropping by my blog, leaving kind comments & linking up to my blog bashes. I really do appreciate you! :) I am your newest Linky follower.


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  12. Looks great! Neat to know that you've had a small "sign" side business!

    Thanks for linking up @ Creatively Living!


  13. Gorgeous! I'd love something like that for our family. I'd be thrilled if you'd share this at my Friday link party!

    PS I'm your newest Linky follower!