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,

12 comments:

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

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  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. www.astrollthrulife.net Hugs, marty

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  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!

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  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)
    Blessings!

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  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.

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  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

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

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

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  9. What a beautiful sign! I love the whitewashed effect. I'm hosting a pillow cover giveaway that you should enter. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/11/michelle-dwight-designs-pillow-cover.html

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

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  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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