Monday, August 1, 2011

Sign of the Times



Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
---Charles Caleb Colton



Well, I googled the Google, perused the Pinterest & searched high and low.  I kept coming up empty on my quest for a vintage kitchen sign. 

Nothing compared to these little beauties:




Flea Market Style


Get Your Martha On




Now they say that patience is a virtue.  Unfortunately, this is not something I possess so it was time to take matters into my own hands.  
I stopped by my local hardware store and picked up the following items:
*one random piece of lumber
*sample of white paint
*sandpaper
*black craft paint

After painting the board white, I printed off and cut out my letters. 
 **Please note the stylish masking tape I used during the layout.





After I had attached all of my letters, I traced them with a pencil.




I removed the letters and painted them black. 


Here is where it got interesting. 
I took my new sign outside and proceeded to sand, stain, and hammer 75 years worth of vintage into it. 








I am really happy with the results!
Let me know what you think!  
Jackie


6 comments:

  1. Your grocery sign turned out super cute and I lover your "about" description of yourself as a "houseaholic." Haha. I have never heard that. We are both relatively new to the blog-o-sphere and it is nice to "meet" you! I would love for you to link your Groceries Sign post up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party on Monday at HomeSavvyAtoZ.com.

    P.S. I am a follower!

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  2. I think it's really cool! I am wanting to try something similar for my kitchen. I am excited to start following your blog! Be sure to check my blog out: http://www.hotmomshelpfultips.blogspot.com

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  3. Love love love it!
    Follow each other? :)

    XO,
    Lucija

    withlovelucija.blogspot.com

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  4. Cute sign.. and OH MY I love that Dream song!!!! I am totally adding it to my playlist.

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  5. Gorge. I think I want one of these now!!

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  6. thx for the nice comment today on my blog! this sign you painted is FAB.....just love it! and it's a great tutorial...
    all the best to you in the new yr!
    xoxo

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