So, as I was walking into the house today after running some errands (registering my 4-year-old for kindergarten!), I noticed a fence board remnant in the garage. I brought it in to the house, and decided to make something of it!
The board was already stained our fence colour, a pale blue-grey. It was pretty rough spruce, perfect for making a weathered-looking sign. I sanded it with my little Mouse, and transfered the letters and arrow from outlines I had printed. Then I pulled out my rusty paint brush and white craft paint and got to work. After the letters dried, I lightly sanded it again. The whole thing took me maybe 15 minutes of work, amid interruptions from the kids. I was planning to put a layer of stain on it, but I think I like it better in without!
I've always been uncertain whether I like these "beach" signs with the arrows. Because usually, they're not pointing to the beach! But I do have a beach in the neighbourhood, so I figure I'm entitled to have a sign. I really wanted to put it above the kitchen in the window, but I didn't like how it looked with the arrow pointing the other way (either toward the letters, or on the other side of the word). So instead I hung it on the bulkhead-thing in the kitchen. I may move it to above the front door, or possibly in the mudroom. We'll see. So this is the usual view of it:
Makes me wish for summertime!
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