Showing posts with label Farmhouse Decor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Farmhouse Decor. Show all posts

Thursday, April 7, 2016

A little Americana

Good mornin'!
Well I've been at it again. 
Have you ever just did something on the whim and wasn't sure how it was going to go over with everyone? 
Well that's what this one was.
I've had this eagle above the sink for a couple of three years but when I repainted the cabinets it seemed like he just needed something else. 
So..I added a little Americana to him.

More stenciling and a sharpie; then a little sanding.

I thought about a little more sanding but I stopped.
I may sand some more.
If the Ole Man shakes his head when he comes in it may be  a lot of sanding and maybe some repainting.

It's a little more distressed than you can tell in the pictures above.
I think I'm liking it.
I'll let you know how it goes.

Thanks for stopping by.
Be Blessed!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Farmer's Market Sign-DIY

Good Mornin'!
Hello to all those out there in blog-land!
Here in Virginia this morning it is a chilly Spring morning; the kind that makes you nervous for all the plants and trees budded out. Freezing temperatures have got me moving and covering up plants I had put out a few weeks earlier when it was warm like a nice summer day. One ole fellow in the community referred to it as Dogwood Winter. I had never heard of that saying but it sounded neat to me so I wanted to share it with ya'll.

For some time now, I have been hankering for one of those beat up old country type signs that are so popular in Farmhouse and Country Decorating.
 So this morning I have my Farmer's Market Sign to share with you.

I started out with this slab of wood I brought home from work the other day. 
It was wide but thin and it being so light weighted it would be easy to hand it. 
It was good and rough as well which made for less distressing.

Yesterday, I gave it a swipe or two of white paint I had left over from painting my kitchen cabinets. 
The rough, porous wood soaked it up quite well.

I used a stencil I already had. 
I don't have a had for doing lettering so some kind of aid is a must for me.
A sharpie worked fine for me.

The Ole Man may cringe when he sees I screwed it right up with a couple of black screws I had in the junk drawer but I thought they added to the utilitarian look of it all.
I hope you enjoyed this project
you are inspired to make one of your own.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
Be Blessed!