November 18, 2013

Hand-painted Sign

I adore hand-painted black and white signs.  

I made myself one ages ago and it is still a favorite of mine, you can check it out here.

Feeling a little crafty the other day, I thought it was high time to make another one.

I took the quick and easy route by using letter stencils for instant gratification.

I decided to highlight my childhood hometown for a little trip down memory lane.  I saw this type of design on a pillow years ago and have wanted to reproduce it with a meaningful subject for me.  I think it translated well into a sign.

My newly painted sign is the perfect backdrop for the cluster of candles on my side table.  This time of year I can't seem to get enough of candles.

This collection was once all brass that I picked up for a steal here and there until I had a good grouping of them.  A coat of white enamel paint gave them a fresh look which blends into my decor nicely.

Hope you all have a wonderful day,


  1. I adore your sign, I adore your blog, I adore your header. Have a great day!

  2. Love your sign and I love the table and all the candlesticks. They look fabulous. Such a great vignette and and display area. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party this afternoon. Hugs, marty

  3. I'm all about signs, Robin...yours is wonderful! I love how you personalized it, too! Such a great idea to paint the candlesticks!

  4. Love the sign and went back to see your cow sign. Love it too! I also love your up-cycled candlesticks! Years ago I collected many pewter candlesticks. I only wanted one of each design. They looked stunning together. Then I got a wild hair and got rid of all but one, (because it was made in 1830). Why did I do that? LOL! It would be easy enough to do what you did, and they could be any color. What a wonderful inspiring idea! :o)

  5. Great sign! Congratulations on being featured at Brenda's today! I'm still thinking about making one. I need to get out of the thinking about it stage and into the working on it stage.

  6. Love the sign. I have been through Hudson working my way up along the WI/MN border. There is an octagon house there that fascinates me. You did a wonderful job on that sign- xo Diana

  7. Ohmygoodness...I am sooo in love with your sign. It is awesome.
    I am not crafty so I could never do it.
    Over from Cozy Little House....
    and following you thru Bloglovin and Google friends....
    xo bj

  8. Another great sign... Love the black and whites and the pop of red..candlesticks are great too. Blessings!

  9. What a beautiful sign! I love the whitewashed effect. I'm hosting a pillow cover giveaway that you should enter.

  10. it looks awesome, robin! love your craft room and shelf, too!

  11. I love the sign and the candlesticks! Just enamel paint? I need to take a trip to Goodwill... :)
    Thank you so much for linking up the inspiration at Twirl & Take a Bow!

    - Brooke -


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