Wednesday, October 5, 2016

$12 Harvest Sign

I am so happy we are in the middle of this week - it has started off to be a doozy and I literally just wrote Monday and Tuesday off - both days were fails.

Anyway, this past weekend I finally finally finished a super easy project that I've been wanting to do for a couple of years now - pretty much ever since I saw this pin


I set off to Home Depot (sans kids!!) and picked out the best looking 1 x 10 board. I thought the height of 6ft was a tad too tall so I had them cut off 9 inches - just eyeballed the height I would want.

After my wood was cut, I headed over the paint section to get a sample of orange paint. I shocked myself and was able to pick out an orange color in 5 minutes! I ended up going with Peking Orange by Glidden.


This was all I needed for my project since the rest of stuff I had at home.


First, I stained the piece of wood super dark, jacobean to be exact. I let that dry then I painted on the orange. I used a brush because I wanted a weathered look, not a smooth look. I did two coats and was happy with how it looked.

 


For the letters, I pulled out my trusty silhouette portrait and got to work. I cut out each letter on a piece of cardstock and used that as my stencil.  I laid them out on the board and taped them down with painters tape and dabbed white paint (that I already had on hand) on with a foam brush.

  

 Once it dried, I sprayed the whole thing with a clear coat.




And then set it on our front stoop. So easy, so cheap and so cute!!!




This little project cost me just under $12 and I would say that's a win!



*linking up with Jessi's Deisgn for What's Hap-Pinning Wednesday



18 comments:

  1. SO cute! I really need to get out of my crafting slump and make something soon!

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  2. Ahhhhhhhh!!!! Loooooove this, Lizzie! I'll be pinning this for sure!!

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  3. I absolutely love it! I really need to do this!

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  4. WOW, that looks amazing! Totally something you'd pay $45 for from Pier One or something.

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  5. My week has been thrown off! Mason had Monday off because it was a fair day. So all day yesterday I thought it was Monday. I’m really happy that it’s Wednesday and not Tuesday like I thought! Ha. Hope today is a turn-around for you guys and that your week gets better. I love love love the Harvest sign! And now I know what I will be doing this weekend. My porch needs one. SO cute. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Your sign came out great! Simple and cost effective projects are my favorite. I'll be pinning this for you :) Beautifully Candid

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  7. This turned out fabulous! Great job!!!! Such a great idea to stain then paint the board!

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  8. Lizzie this looks amazing!! I can't believe something that big only cost $12! I still have yet to use my Silhouette... one day I played around with it, but it's really complicated! I think I need to watch some YouTube videos!

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  9. Super cute idea! We are in the process of buying a new home and I am itching to decorate the front porch for fall once it's ours...may have to steal this idea.

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  10. THIS IS PERFECTION. I'm going to steal this idea for sure. Really thought, you've given me so many to do's.

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  11. I love it :) so cute Chelsea http://thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love this. It turned out so good. I need more time to make things like this!!! You made it look so easy!

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  13. I am sooo doing this!! I absolutely love it!!! Thanks for sharing this =)

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  14. I really like it! You did a good job.

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