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Painting A Welcome Sign

The time is going way to fast.  The weather has just recently started to become a enter the hold pattern of sunny days and that makes me ever so happy.  The last couple of weeks I’ve been updating the laundry room; paint, new rugs, organize cupboards, etc.  I’m hoping to share it in it’s finished stage later this week.

A laundry rooms should be happy, right?  After all, how much do we ladies spend in there?  Since young son left for college I do much less wash and clothes folding.  We almost always  but we normally enter and leave through the garage and so does everyone else.   I decided to fill the walls  with bright and cheery items and only if they make me smile.  Like this:

1-Welcome Sign Painted Letters 2012-08-12

My son, the senior-to-be in college,  took a wood shop class in in his junior year of high school.  One of his projects was a welcome sign.  He took a piece of wood and sanded it down in areas on the board so the letters were raised.  It’s not accurate, the letters are thin in some places, thick in others.  Some of the letters are a bit crooked.  That’s what I love about this sign.  It has character.  It looked like this in the beginning:

Welcome Before

I used white primer and gloss white spray paint from Rustoleum to make it all white.  Then I grabbed my jar full of painter pens.  I made each letter a different color and pattern.  For instance, the W is filled with Xs and the O is full of circles.  I thought about making every letter solid and who knows I may change it later, but for know I really like it.  I’m excited to hang it on the wall.

Welcome Sign Painted Letters 2012-08-12

I love projects that are simple and quick and have a memory.  What about you?  Do you have projects or crafts that you’ve done that fit this description?


Welcome Container

Not too long ago I was cleaning the garage out and found this tin from my fall decorating.


and now it looks like this:

DIY Update Tin

Want to see a side by side?

001 Welcome Tin Close up

I first removed the Harvest Meadow Country Farm sign, then primed and spray painted that and the tin white.  Once complete I made a free form pattern on the time with blue tape, then sprayed it with Rust Oleum’s Sage Green.


I used chalk paint for the sign.

This can be used to hold lots of different items; drinks, party gifts, magazines are a few ideas.  I already had the fuchsia in a similar shaped pot and it fit perfectly in the tin.  It’s a nice add to my front porch.

Updated Tin Porch View  018

Welcome Tin side view


Close Up Flowers

DIY Update Tin

Have you done anything special to your porch this summer?


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Fall Door Deco

Yes, Yes, I know it’s a bit late in the day to be hooking up to Rhoda’s Fall Door Decor Linky Party.  But it was a very hectic morning and I was on the road to work by 6:00 A.M. and just did not have time.  Rhoda is sharing her door decor savvy  at her Southern Hospitality Blog and I’m hooking up to show you what I did to my front door for fall.  Well, actually, I used the space to the left of the door. 

It’s really very simple and okay maybe a bit lazy.  I love front Front door welcome signs for every occasion.  I probably have too many.  Here’s the one that’s hanging right now…

Fall Wreaths and Branches 002

As it gets closer I’ll change to a Halloween theme…

Fall Wreaths and Branches 003 Fall Wreaths and Branches 005

and as it gets nearer to Turkey day ….yep, another welcome sign..

Fall Wreaths and Branches 007

Next week I’ll be hooking up again with the Fall Y’All party to share a decorated porch and some simple crafts.


latte Lattenene