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.

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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!

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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?

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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.

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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.



Shared with:  We Are That Family and Remodelaholic.

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