Monday, May 26, 2014

Old Wood


I think Steve might hide my paint and brushes after my latest project.


Yesterday I decided to paint more signs using an old cupboard door and a pointed piece of wood I found in the wood pile.


First, I painted both pieces with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Greek Blue.


Next I used stickers to spell out the words.


I like these stickers I bought at Michael's because they are almost 3" high.


I used the same letters on a tablecloth and napkins I made last summer - you can see the project here.


I used small alphabet stickers to spell carol's garden on the pointy piece of wood.


The washed out sign  (I like it that way) is serving an important purpose in the garden - the yarrow always falls to the ground so the sign keep the yarrow standing tall.


Steve would have been quite content for me to leave this sign as it was, but I had ideas which involved him.


Steve drilled holes in the sign and helped me attach a jar to the sign.


Then Steve had to hang the sign for me, but I can't show its home yet - that's a project for tomorrow.


Yesterday was a pretty productive day :

1 keep it simple sign
1 carol's garden sign
150 chocolate chip cookies
75 ice cream sandwiches - and I only ate one.


I hope you had a relaxing Memorial Day - ours was quite relaxed because our street party was yesterday.

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I am joining these parties

Cedar Hill Farm - The Scoop

Coastal Charm - Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Cozy Little House - Tweak It Tuesday

Glitter Glue & Paint - Project Pin It

46 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those are so cute!

Kathy said...

Putting the jar vase on the sign is such a great idea - love that!

bobbie said...

Brilliant idea to use the sign to keep the plants upright!! I can't wait to see where your sign with the posie jar is going!

podso said...

I particularly love the red sign with the flowers! So clever. And all those cookies … I'd love to come by for a visit, a sit in your garden and an ice cream sandwich!

Jeanna said...

LOL! 150 cookies? Ice cream sandwiches? And you only ate one? Good for you!

I LOVE the jar attached to the sign and can't wait to see tomorrow's project. You never cease to amaze me. Oh...and I absolutely love Greek Blue!

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

I love your signs! Those ice cream sandwiches look delicious. Not sure I could eat only one.

Kim M said...

Love- love- love this sign! I love the colors, the lettering and that vase... might have to involve my own handy hubby and make one for our covered porch! :)

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

so cute! I love the sign with the hanging flower pot too! And the ice cream sandwiches look delicious!

greenthumb said...

I really like your signs, you are very creative.

My Garden Diaries said...

You made an insane amount of treats! Holy cow...and you only had one! Boy you are good!! Those signs rock! I love that you drilled a jar to it! That is the coolest piece ever! And your garden sign is perfect as well! A job well done I would say friend! Wishing you a great week! Nicole xo

Leslie Harris said...

Awesome inspiration. I have the piece of wood, now I just have to find some paint and brushes. I love how yours turned out, the red and blue is so cheerful. And how the heck did you only have one sandwich? They looks so yummy.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your signs are so cute--I especially like the Keep it simple one. Annie Sloan has the best red color...I don't even care for red and I like that color so much I want to use it!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your signs are fun, Carol, and the addition of the Mason jar vase makes the red one truly special.

Karen

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Wow Carol....I love what you did here. And you had quite the productive day! Yesterday was a fabulous day off doing some school work, but also writing. I dabbled a bit in the garden, sat on the deck and dreamed of projects I will be doing once school is out.

Have you ever, ever thought of selling your art? To have a "Shabby Beach Shack" Etsy shop? Your work is fabulous, and I love that jar on the wood. You're a beach girl all the way. LOVE IT!

Susie said...

Your sign helps to hold the yarrow, that is a handy sign then. I think the flower jar looks great on the sign. xoxo,Susie

Rita C. said...

So cute, Carol! Your day was industrious, mine was lazy!

Candy Pop said...

Such fun, well done!

ANNE said...

Adorable! I feel the need to copy your sign...

:)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the new signs! Oh and homemade ice cream sandwiches...perfect!!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

you have been being a "busy and creative beeeeeeeee"! ,-)

these signs look sooooooooo california.

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

you only ate one. wow, you have some willpower. you go girl!!

i have been away on a camping adventure. & now just getting back to replying & talking to you guys again. hope you are well. ( ;

Junkchiccottage said...

Carol,
I love all your signs. Love the keep it simple with the jar vase. That is too cute. Hope you had a great Memorial day.
Kris

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Cute signs...love the idea of adding the jar with flowers.

Cookies! Yum! :)

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

How sweet are those signs!
...and the cookie sandwiches too!

Your Steve sounds like my Mr D when it comes to involving him in my bright ideas! LOL

Can't wait to see where "Keep It Simple" found it's home!

Have a great week!
withLove!


Susan ~ Southern Fascinations said...

Great looking signs! I may steal your idea to prop up my gladiolus ...they tend to bend and twist right over the walkway! Yummy looking treats, too. Hooray, indeed, for the red, white, and blue!
Happy week!
Susan

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

You have been a very busy lady. Love the signs - they really look good Carol. Your garden looks so great. And you made all those cookies and ice cream sandwiches.
Have a great productive week.
Mary

camp and cottage living said...

You're so creative, Carol!
I love your 'Keep it simple' sign.

Lorrie said...

Great signs, Carol. I like the Keep It Simple idea. But I think your hardest work was eating only one ice cream sandwich.

Maya @ Beach Bliss Living said...

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Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol,
Keep it simple ... True inspiration to live by. The added jar adds a dimension of fun to the sign. You my friend know how to celebrate in creativity each and every day.
Only one ice-cream cookie sandwich eaten??? Yikes the Will power ;-)
XO,
Vera

fiona anderson said...

Your signs are great, I love the colours and the addition of the jar for flowers. Another very productive day !

Kelly said...

You make the cutest signs! I must say that those chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches look pretty darn good too.

Carla from The River said...

Love it!
And you can send a ice cream cookie my way. ;-)
Yummy!

Vicky Hunt said...

I love the signs...especially the one with the jar! The colors are great. Sounds like you had a busy day with all the goodies you made. They sound tasty! I would most likely have eaten more than one...lol! I love sweets...:)Have a wonderful Wednesday...Vicky

Consider It All Joy said...

Well, I sure hope Steve doesn't hide your paint and brushes, what would I do if I didn't get to stop by and check out your creative work every few days?!?! Love the signs! Have a super week! Cindy

Doreen@househoneys said...

Such cool signs!! Love the one with the jar almost as much as I would love one (or two) of those sandwiches ;).

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

I bet the ice cream sandwiches were a hit. I need to remember that treat for my kids this summer. Your new signs look great. The jar is a really cool addition. Hope you have a great week!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I love your signs Carol!
I've wanted a garden sign for years - you've inspired me to try my hand at painting one!
A great way to re-purpose a cupboard too.

Bliss said...

I need a garden sign. Or at least some vegetable markers. Maybe you inspired me to make some today?

Maria Elena said...

So pretty! Love your garden signs!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It's so whimsical! I love that blue!

Jody and Stan said...

Love all your whimsical signs. You're so creative!!
Hugs,
Jody

Patty Antle said...

I just attended an Annie Sloan painting class. They talked about how her paint can be used outside but no way should be applied. You are so inspiring with all the things you are doing.

Jen Ham said...

Oh you are so very inspiring! I have some extra wood laying around which I have been meaning to make signs out of...this summer! Yes! xo Jen

Renee said...

Both projects turned out great. I love the colors of the paint.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great signs, Carol! Love the size of those letters you found. I never seem able to find a good size like that.

Love your front yard, too. I enjoyed that post and how you have decorated the BUB.