Thursday, March 7, 2013

All signs point to...

Me not being able to just take a day and do nothing! LOL! We had a snow day. Or maybe it was a slush day...? It was just a very wet day. The kids were taking the time off school to just chill out. Dinner was cooking itself thanks to my wonderful crock pot. I love to throw a turkey breast in there with a little butter, salt and pepper and let it do its thing! It makes the house smell SO good to! End result?  I ended up with some time to spare in between loads of laundry.

I have a little space on the wall above my kitchen sink that I have been thinking is a perfect spot for a cute sign. At first I thought just "Kitchen" or maybe "Farmers Market".  But, hey - the town I live in is called Haymarket!  I mean really, what more do you need! It sounds like we live out in the country but we are really only about 45 minutes outside of Washington DC in the suburbs of Northern VA. But if I need more inspiration than that I am in some sorry shape!

I have some pre-cut 2x6 boards that I keep in my garage. They are actually for reinforcing my kids beds when they break the very insufficient supports PB provides. My boys are not small anymone!

Anyway. I grabbed one of those and blundered ahead in my usual unplanned way. I slapped on 2 thin coats of Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Luckett's Green. Then I ran out the type on my printer - it took 3 sheet across to get the word the size I wanted. I transferred them onto the wood by tracing them on top of a piece of carbon paper. Then I outlined them with a Sharpie Paint Marker. I was going to use acrylic paint to fill them in.But I was already comfy on the floor and mesmerized by repeats of The Rachael Zoe Project. So I just went ahead and filled the letters in the rest of the way with the marker. For those of you following me you already know my middle name is lazy. Or shortcut. Or impatient!

The last step was to sand in some character with my fine grit.
I sanded down all the edges and across the letters to give it a old, weathered look.

I attached some hangers and ran immediately and hung it up. I am sure it was still wet. I have absolutely NO patience. If a project takes more than a day or two I may not finish it! I really like how it turned out. 

I have to digress here. Does anyone else get those looks from their husband? Most of the time he does not even ask what I am up to. Just walks through the room, stares at me, then continues on. I'm sure he is afraid he will be roped into moving or lifting something heavy! Best not to ask questions! LOL!

The green is in anticipation of a little redo that is coming for the sunroom! 
I love my orange but 6 years later it might be time for a change!
Here are some pics of my current island vignette too...

I am still just so obsessed with my new little woody pod flowers!

And my Coca-Cola crate. We are a divided house when it comes to Coke and Pepsi! So this is MY statement!

Meanwhile, I leave you with a little color thanks to my friend Monica!

Hope Spring makes it way to your house soon!

I am partying at these fabulous blogs!
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Blue Egg Brown Nest
Pieced Pastimes
Serenity Now


Christine Vandormolen said...

HiLisa , love that old soda crate on your counter. I have those too!!! I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Click on my link to get the details:

Greetings Christine

Pieced Pastimes said...

Hi Lisa, Your sign turned out lovely. Look forward to seeing what's to come with the sunroom.
You have been featured on Saturday Sparks at the link below:
Have a Wonderful Day,
Pieced Pastimes

Donna Wilkes said...

Great sign! I love that you created it on the fly!

Debra said...

Love your sign! It's a great color.

Karen said...

Love your sign, I'm thinking about making one for my kitchen.Yours turned out great!

Lisa @ HouseOfFabForLess said...

Thanks everyone! I love a quick unplanned project that actually turns out! LOL! =oD

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great sign, Lisa! Love the color you used on it. I like that you used your hometown on it, too. I've scrolled through and read some of your past posts and you have a lovely home. New follower here! : )

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