Saturday, March 3, 2012

Welcome sign

Hi Everyone!  I hope you are having a great Saturday.  I want to show you the new sign I made last night.  I was given this chippy door this past summer by my Aunt Barb.  I have looked at it over and over again wanting to paint on it, but not wanting to paint it.  It's really hard to tell in this picture but it has muted yellow, green, and tan paint showing through.  And I love that you see where the hinges and knob were.  I really like it the way it is, but knew it needed just the right something on I kept putting it back.  Then last night it hit needed to have birds on it....and words.....

...And this is what I did with it....
...I have used this saying before on a much larger scale...but thought it would look good on here....
....I started out by cleaning off the door and lightly sanding it...
...I painted on the welcome to our nest....
...then went a little crazy with the vine...
...and added the birds...
...I applied a sealer to it so the paint wouldn't chip off anymore...
....and added pegs to the bottom of the door....
....they are from the rail of a broken chair....
...and are perfect for hanging things on...
...the chair was black, so I painted them with ASCP in old Ochre...
....a layer of white craft paint...
...a layer of antique medium...
...and another layer of  ASCP in old Ochre....
...then lightly sanded to get the same look as the door...'s a close up of the main part of the sign....
....and a close up of those pegs...'s hard to see the different layers in this picture....'s not a very big cupboard door, but it's just the right size for a small entry way.....
...the only thing I have left to do to it is apply a coat of wax and add hangers on the back....
I'm very happy with the way it turned out.  I only wish I had a place to hang it.  Maybe if I move some things around I can find a place for it....  Have a great weekend!  The sun is out but there is a cold breeze so I won't spend too much time out in the shop today, but I'm itchin' to build something....Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. that is just to pretty you make me so jealous I wish I could paint. I'm sure it will look great in your house or someone elses if you sell it

  2. I love your sign! The birdies are so sweet. Visiting from the Positively Splendid party. Great job!

    -Sara @

  3. The pegs that you added made it perfect for an entryway. I love the play on words too. I'm hosting a link party on wednesday at and I'd love it if you linked up. I'm following LF and GFC.

  4. I love painted signs on old doors! You did a fabulous job so hope you can find a place to hang it soon. Propping your sign against the wall on top of a piece of furniture gives you flexibility to move it around. :-)
    Mary Alice

  5. Well I say another cute project, and then I say to myself... Bliss get with the sign painting program.


  6. Thanks so much for following me. I will be sure to reciprocate too! Love the sign you made. It's perfect having the birds on there to coincide with the message. I'm going to sign up for your giveaway too. I love those signs.

  7. You definitely think outside of the box. i would have looked at that and thought door. I would never have thought to make a cute sign out of it. Good job!!!

  8. Perfect for an entry way! Great job painting the words and the vine! I’d love it if you would consider linking with Busy Monday (open Monday through Thursdays) at A Pinch of Joy, a linky party for ideas that make life better, easier and more fun!

  9. great welcome sign holly! Love the use of the broken chair rails for the pegs.
    hope it warms up real soon for you so you can get it the shop.

  10. I love repurposed stuff like this. Did you paint the birds and vines by freehand? Looks great.

  11. Great repurpose and with much character - love that!
    Thank you for linking up to my Creative Inspirations party - I am so glad you came by! I would love for you to come back this week to link up again!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  12. Love your sign! I found you on The Blackberry Vine Link Party, Janelle @ Emmaline.

  13. This turned out beautiful! Thanks for linking up!

  14. This is awesome! I love the birds. Did you design them?

  15. This sign is wonderful! I love the birds... and of course the nest sign.

  16. Just to pretty, I really like it. Really love birds, you really did a great job. I want one too, or wait you won't make me one. I guess I;m on my own. So pretty. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

  17. Great sign Holly! Love everything about it - you are so creative!

  18. What a cute welcome sign. Adorable.


  19. YES! Perfect Sign!! Saw you linked up over at A Turtle's life for me-- love this! Nice work!!

  20. That's a beautiful sign - and the birds are such a great feature! Birds are so lovable, I think they make almost everything look sweeter. :-)

  21. Turned out fabulous!! lovin the birds! thank you for sharing at Uncommon! Bonnie :)

  22. I love it! When is saw the thumbnail image at the Show & Tell party, I thought it was a graphic transfer. You are very talented! Thanks for sharing your talent at the party.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  23. So cute! How do you paint your letters? Thanks for linking up @ the Delectable Home.

  24. You are quite a sign painter. Love your Welcome sign.
    Found you on Mrs.HinesClass.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  25. How cute!! I just reused an old cabinet door to make a sign out of too. They work great for that! I love the saying and your hand painting always blows me away. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  26. You are quite a sign painter,I love it!