Monday, 5 March 2012

To the Beach?


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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9 comments:

  1. Very cute sign! I'm just curious... beach in Edmonton???

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  2. Your little sign is gorgeous, isn't it wonderful when we find something that inspires us like that.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  3. I love love love this! Would like to use as an insiration for a future www.thnxpinterest.com project, let me know if you would be ok with me including your photo (sourcing you of course!)

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    1. Sure, no problem! Thanks for visiting, and I'm glad my little project inspired you!

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  4. Niced project. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I LOVE your beach sign! So awesome!!! I would love for you to link up at my party going on now!

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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  6. Love it! I have a beach/nautical theme in my living room so I may just copy you on this! Great job:)
    Barbara
    http://chase-thestar.blogspot.com/

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