Hi everyone! How’s your week going? My daughter’s home for the week, but at nearly seventeen, she’s been away more than she’s been home. When they were little, vacations were all about mommy time–lots of reading, lunches together, special “field trips.” Now it’s all about sleeping until noon and spending time with friends. So it’s been relatively quiet around here. I finished up some vintage-y signs that I thought you might like to see today.
This “Gather” sign is one of my favorites.
Not too long ago, I picked up these three pieces of scrap wood at an estate sale. I used the black one in back for the Gather sign.
First I had to cover up a couple of bare spots (after cleaning and removing stray nails).
The white “frame” and the wonderful aged surface make this piece special.
I used some 3″ letter stencils that I had on hand to spell the word. Available for $38.00.
You’ve seen my “Fresh Eggs” sign, but the “Grocery Store” sign is new.
I used this gorgeous piece of bird’s eye maple that I picked up at the Habitat for Humanity Restore about a month ago.
It too is available in my shop ($38.00).
These two signs were made with the same stencil (Farm Fresh Eggs 25¢). I like how you can use all or just part of it to customize your sign, depending on the size and shape of your piece of wood.
For this sign, I used an old bread board. Available for $25.00.
After stenciling, I waxed each sign to protect the words from wear or scratching. This Farm Fresh, scrap wood sign can also be found in my shop ($20.00). Making signs has become addictive, so I’m very happy that they are popular in my booth at the Gristmill Antique Center. I’ll be making at least one more soon for my sweet friend, Dodie. I’m creating a gallery wall for her home office. Stay tuned.
The “Grocery Store” & “Farm Fresh Eggs 25¢” stencils
can be purchased at Homestead Stencil Company.
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