Monday, October 19, 2015

Painted Signs

I have just started tampering in the painted signs department.  It really intimidated me to use a stencil and make sure the paint didn't bleed under the vinyl.  But I have a few tricks that I tried that worked amazingly well for me!
I first designed my stencil in my Silhouette 
I then cut out the stencil on Oracle 651 vinyl (an outdoor vinyl that is stickier) and placed it accordingly on the pallet.  I then applied a thin coat of Mod Podge over the letters to seal the edges.  After that has dried, you want to paint with an almost dry foam stencil brush and use a dabbing motion until everything is painted.  (Stencil Brush like these)  Let the paint dry slightly before removing the vinyl stencil.

I made this circular sign the same way as above.  I did my design in my software and cut my stencil out to fit the sign.
 My wooden sign I used was the bottom of a whiskey barrel that had broken.  It was a little trickier to do this sign since I had to cut it in several pieces to fit this size of sign.

 Finished product!

Monday, October 12, 2015

What Fall Looks Like Around Here

I always enjoy the many things fall brings, and one of those is decorating!
Our mantel:
 I made this sign new this year.  Keep an eye out for details in the next blog post :)
 Our table centerpiece.  I through out last years rotting decorations in the garden and had an abundance of fun pumpkins and gourds that came back this year!

 Another sign I made using my Silhouette cutting machine.  That cute little owl is actually a salt shaker from Wal-Mart.
 Our front porch.  Another new addition to this years decor was a pallet I painted and used as a holder for the corn stalks.

This is an old whiskey barrel turned on its side.  There used to be quite a few more pumpkins and gourds in that basket until the puppies discovered them!

I stained a couple unfinished crates for the steps.

Our mums just ballooned this year!  I couldn't believe how big they got after we transplanted them this spring.

And of course, the coffee bar is back!

To see last year's fall decor, go HERE.

Monday, October 5, 2015

September Instagram

Where did September go?  It just flew by for us!

My office this evening.  #farmlife #farmerswife

Semi decals #creativetouchbykrystal

Loved having my mom here!  I always tend to find a project for her to help me with. #paintthekitchen

Life changing, fresh salsa making machine! #vidaliachopwizard #birthdaygift #thankyoumama

It's a hot dog roastin' in the fire pit kind of night.

Apple cider crew

I absolutely love getting pictures like this first thing in the morning! #adorableniece

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