Thursday, August 27, 2015

My Barnwood Monogram

Boy, is fall coming fast?  Well, at least for some.  I always think it is so strange to start seeing Halloween stuff and even some Christmas stuff in August.  I live in Arizona, and it is H O T.  It is still very hot.  So Hot.  Did I say HOT.  My daughter took the summer off and didn't play softball.  She just started with a new team and is loving it and football is gearing up for my son.  My husband loves this time of year because of the sports (the games are sooo hot), and my son is a Senior this year, so he is very excited for his last High School football season.  I can't believe my babies are in the 11th and 12th grade.  That just makes me old.  Old and Hot and not the good Hot either.  Ok, I need an icy diet Dr. Pepper now.  Well, I am still crafting.  I hate to say that I am not cooking as much, just fast old recipes that no one would want.  My son did tell me that he missed me blogging because I cooked a lot more - he he.  We will try to do it again soon.  I made this Monogram Sign back in July and absolutely love it.  I thought I would share it with you today.





I got this awesome wooden sign thing at Michael's.  I love the pallet look.  I got a jig saw for Christmas, and hold on to your bottoms, I even have a few pallets outside.  I am just too lazy and scared to use my saw.  That will be a must learn  for this fall.  Anyway, I saw this at Michael's and thought it would make a cute sign.



They also had these awesome colored stains.  I had to have a couple, and thought this would be the perfect little project to try them out.



This was my first draft.  I wasn't too happy with it though.  I only bought two of the colored stains and used a darker wood stain that I had on hand.  The top board, I just put a little white chalk paint on it.  Not loving it though.



I put a white wash over the darker stain and liked it a little more, but, still not there.  A white wash is taking a little white chalk paint and adding water to it.  I made it really thin and painted a little over the stain.



Now, I found myself back at Michael's buying the red stain for the top.   Now, I am loving it even more.  I bought this cute galvanized "C" first.  I really didn't know what I was going to do with because it was a little small.  My daycare business slows way down in the  summer, so, I have time in the summer but no money.  I really couldn't swing the larger one.  Now look.  It fits perfectly.



I love it.  What do you think?


Linking to: Frugal Friday



24 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh this sign is absolutely adorable! What a simple but pretty monogram piece!

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    1. Thank you so much Chrissa, you are so sweet. I also want to thank you for stopping by the roost. I hope to see you again.

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  2. What a great project! Love the colors :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I think I have a couple more projects using that awesome stain. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. This looks great! I love the colors and the C looks super cute on the pallet background!

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  4. Thank you so much for the sweet comment. I too love the colors. The mustard color is my favorite. I'm so glad you stopped by, have a great weekend.

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  5. Rhonda, I live the colors that you used!
    It would be great if you stopped by and shared at our link,party Something to Talk Abput that starts every Monday morning!
    Karen

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    1. Thanks for the invite and for stopping by.

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  6. I like it! I like how you used different colors for the boards and the 'C' really stands out. Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you, Pam. I really appreciate your sweet comment and for stopping by. Please, come again.

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  7. I love it too, Rhonda :) The colors are perfect for fall and I really like the rustic look. Thanks for joining Roses of Inspiration. Have a beautiful week!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie, especially for stopping by :)

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  8. It is soon pretty! I love the pastel colours but you could change it for boys or a bathroom.
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Christine

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    1. Thanks Christine. I love wood projects becsuse they are easy to change up. I hope to see you again.

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  9. Hello Pretty Lady, you are so creative! Thank you for sharing at the Friday Favorites Link Party! Please join us again to share what you have been working on this week. Christine @ Must Love Home

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    1. You just made my day. I haven't been called pretty in a very long time ;) Thank you so much for your sweet comment, and for stopping by.

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  10. I love this sign! I am a big fan of pallet signs as well, but like you have not mastered tools yet. Maybe I will work on that this Fall as well! Thanks for sharing at Friday Favorites. Have a great week! Michelle

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    1. It's time we join the power tool sisterhood, ya ya!!! Thank you so much for the boost. I am so gonna turn something on!

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  11. Also, just wanted to let you know I will be featuring this when Friday Favorites returns next week 09/10/15! Have a great long weekend.

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  12. Love this! Featuring when my party opens up tonight!

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    1. Woo Hoo Carol, thank you so much. See you tonight.

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  13. Awesome post! I would love to invite you to my new link party The Beautifully Creative Inspired. The party launches every Fridays at 9AM eastern time on 5 BLOGS! It runs until Wednesday night :D Hope you can party with us!

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  14. I love a great party, thank you so much for stopping by and the invite :)

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