Hi everyone! Hope you had a great week-end. Friday afternoon I hit a couple of garage sales while running errands with my sweet husband, and then on Saturday, while headed to a graduation party, we stopped at an estate sale. What?!! We were only
a few minutes thirty minutes late, and who arrives at a party exactly on time? Drop by tomorrow to see my finds. Today you can take a peek at some vintage signs I’ve been working on.
I’ve had great luck picking up junk wood for free or for very little at estate and garage sales.
This green pointed piece must have been part of a picket fence(?). This was all that remained, and it seemed perfect for a “Jardin” sign.
I inserted two eye screws at the top to string some twine through for hanging.
In making this “Garden” sign, I had the chance to use a new arrow stencil. Like?
I’ve not had a chance to show off my new wagon yet. My sweet husband and I stopped at an estate sale after church one day (third day of the sale) and there it sat in the corner of the garage. It looked broken, and I thought I’d just use the pieces for some project or other. The seller quoted me “$3.00” when I asked for a price. Sold! When we came out of the house, there it sat next to our van, all nicely put together.
Are you sick of my “Fresh Eggs” stencil? For some reason, I can’t get enough of it.
You may remember that I scored a number of green boards at an estate sale recently. They were too long for the signs I wanted to make, but I knew eventually I’d find a way to cut them. Well, a few weeks ago, I bought a circular saw at a garage sale for five bucks. I finally worked up the courage to give it a try. You can see the results above on the right side of the “Fresh Eggs” sign. I failed to get a clean, straight cut–lol. In fact, for some reason, the first time I “cut” it, the cut didn’t go all the way through. So I went back and cut through what remained of the board. I’ll admit, the whole process kind of scared me silly. Loud, dangerous machines that can cut off fingers make me nervous. I guess I need some practice.
I’ve wanted to make a vertical sign for a while and decided to give it a go with this white piece of junk wood. I think I placed the letters a little too close to each other. Right? Lesson learned.
I love how my new rooster and pig look together. If it weren’t for this “photo shoot,” I probably wouldn’t have put them together. A happy accident.
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