No, I haven't forgotten about this blog! We had a crazy last few weeks of school and then I was off to join my husband on his business trip to Lisbon, Portugal. It was a wonderful trip and now I'm all recharged and ready to do projects again. Until I get some finished and pictures to post, here is a minor project I managed to finish before things got nuts.
I made this "vintage" ticket sign to go in our basement once it's complete. We're putting in a twisty tube slide to the basement so I thought this would be fun near the entrance to the slide (my husband has always wanted to have a slide to a basement and wouldn't you know, we found a way to make it work for this house. Yipee. I wish we could skip all the other finishing and just get the slide done!) For now, the sign is in a different spot, but you get the idea.
I found this gnarled, old piece of wood for $1 at a garage sale a few months ago and knew it'd make an awesome sign. Look at that lovely, rotten edge (I know, I'm partly insane to be excited about decayed wood!)
I lightly sanded it and then sprayed it sparsely with some off white spray paint.
Once again, I gently sanded it. I then printed out the lettering I wanted in a banner-making program. I taped it onto the wood and put a sheet of carbon paper under it. I then traced the letters with pencil. All I had to do then was fill in all the lines with a black paint pen.
And voila, a faux vintage sign for our hopefully, very fun basement.
Here are some fun photos I found as inspiration for my vintage sign:
Look at that lovely piece of wood above the door. Love it against that blue wall!
Isn't that the cutest sign? It's actually taken from a Jimmy Buffet song. I've GOT to make one of these for the rec room downstairs. Love the color and everything.
I'm a Elementary school teacher who stays home with my absolutely fun 6 children. Moving around the world has given me the chance to decorate and redecorate and redecorate my homes. It helped me fall in love with home decor. I read all I can, research all I can and will try anything. My goal is to decorate frugally, with style and create a home that this crew can still live in.