Sunday, October 2, 2011

"T" is for Thanks

Give Thanks painted sign.



Simple but so meaningful.


A daily reminder, especially for those young ones just beginning to read (and read everything everywhere we go!).


And perfect for Thanksgiving.


Here's how I made the sign:

1. Using a piece of pallet wood lay out the printed letters.
Trace the letters with a ballpoint pen making a slight indent in the wood:


2. Paint inside the indent left behind:


3. Layer up the paint colors: red, brown, black then highlight with off white.

Sand to distress.

Stain with Minwax special walnut.

Seal with satin poly.



The pallet wood has lots of character:


A simple project with a big message.


I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Weekly Challenge @ The CSI Project

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16 comments:

  1. Really Beautiful Jaime! I love the white highlights! Hope you had a beautiful day today!
    Susan

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  2. This is lovely! I do like the "character" pallet wood has.

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  3. Ooooh, really like this one. Love the font and the highlights--really makes the lettering pop. I think this one is my favorite sign you've done so far!

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  4. i love the rustic piece of wood you used! it looks great with the saying.

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  5. I love how you highlighted the letters! It's a beautiful sign, Jaime. I like the pallet wood, too.

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  6. You did a great job on the sign! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Great sign! love how the wood looks, and it looks great with your pumpkins, which I also love!

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  8. Beautiful job Jaime...thanks for sharing at my NTT party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  9. Wow!! I love love this... so cute.. such a lovely thought!! :-)

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  10. That's gorgeous, very professional look to it.

    Alida
    http://radcrafter.com

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  11. Some great tips here. I have a sign in mind for a Christmas gift - so this was inspiring and helpful!

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  12. Love your sign...thanks so much for posting the instructions...I may try to make one for my home!

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  13. This came out beautifully. Thanks for the tutorial!

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

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  14. This is just perfect! I would love to make one too. I'm going to scrounge for some wood in the garage. Love how you highlighted the letters.

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  15. I'm getting ready to paint my first sign and I hope that it turns out half as good as yours always do. I love how rustic and simple this one is.

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  16. I really like your sign! I like that it's painted rather than using vinyl. I use vinyl all the time, but I think the painted gives it a feel! Thanks for sharing. :)
    Amy @ The Happy Scraps

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