PINNED: Be The Good Sign

PINNED is a series about attempting the things I pin.  What?  Actually doing those things?  I know, it is crazy, but I really hate clutter in my life and that includes pins that I am not using.  So, when the creative mood strikes, I scour my Pinterest boards and try to knock something off the list.  I share the good, the bad and the ugly of how my attempt goes with you here.

PINNED: Be The Good Sign |www.countingwillows.com

I am SO excited to share this PINNED project from Infarrantly Creative!  This is by far the easiest tutorial I have ever followed, and Beckie deserves major kudos for thinking of everything.  She even shared her Silhouette file for the words.  I honestly think the only way she could have been more helpful would have been to show up at my door with 11 paint sticks.  I highly recommend you get on this project – pronto!

PINNED:  Be The Good Sign |www.countingwillows.com

Just to recap:

  • Tutorial?  Awesome
  • Cost?  Free
  • Time?  Maybe an hour total, but split up in smaller tasks

Sometimes it is nice to have a sure winner of a project, isn’t it?!

I did not have to pay anything for this project.  I stopped in at Lowe’s and asked the kind folks if they could spare 11 5-gallon paint sticks.  I offered to pay, but they said “No problem.”  That works for me, because I shop there a lot and spend plenty there.

I had all three of the paint colors I used already on hand, and I picked each up over time with the free coupons for a Valspar sample that sometimes show up in magazines.  They usually come out once a season and I just pick out colors that I like and save them for future projects such as this.  I believe they cost $2.99 without the coupon.  I thought I would work in some red, but when I put the blue, gray and white together they sort of fell in love and made this lovely sign.  Who am I to question true love?

PINNED:  Be The Good Sign |www.countingwillows.com

I also used sandpaper, wood glue and a picture frame hanger, all of which I already had on hand from other projects.  I absolutely love this saying (both of them).  When Will saw the final result he yelled, “THAT is the most awesome thing ever!”  It just about blew his 7-year-old mind that it actually says two things at once.  It was so cute that he got it.

PINNED:  Be The Good Sign |www.countingwillows.com

Beckie thoroughly covers all the steps on her blog - go pin it now and try it soon!  The only difference in how I made mine was that I used paint from a jar, not spray paint (I used a sponge brush to apply it).  It was quick and easy – instant gratification, which is nice when you can get it.    It is already hanging in the hallway in our freshly painted basement.

To see other PINNED projects, click here.

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Shared with:  We Are That Family and Remodelaholic.

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