Scrap Wood Welcome Home Sign

I saw a cute sign on Pinterest and HAD to have one!  I thought I could recreate it and I did come close...  Who knew dandelion seeds were so difficult to paint?!   Here's how I put my own version together.






So I saw a  beautiful sign on Pinterest from Teal Elephant Boutique and wanted to create my own version.  It didn't turn out so well...



I had some pressure treated plywood scraps kicking around so I cut them down to the size I wanted to work with.  I attached them together by nailing two crosspieces of the same material across the back of the boards. 

Then I attempted to recreate the dandelion image to no avail.  OMG what a mess!!!  There's a real art to painting those seedlings...  When the dandelion thing fell apart on me, I sanded it off and went with a much bigger quote and the super easy daisy image.  So there!  maybe I should have done Dorothy's shoes instead but the red rubies just weren't part of my colour scheme.



 I kinda like it anyway.  It's crooked and quirky and eclectic - just like me!


And here's another sneak peek at my new front porch.  Full reveal coming up on the blog soon!




Cheerio!


37 comments:

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

That is cute! I think being inspired by a sign, and then doing your own thing, is better than copying!

Al@PolkaDotsandPaisley said...

Beautiful! I really like the daisy, and think it makes it seem more like your own.

Karen Cooper said...

I like it! I think it turned out great!

Libby said...

You did a wonderful job! Looks like a lovely addition to your outdoor spot. :-)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Loven it so far Anne...can't wait to see what else you have been up to!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love your sign and it looks perfect next to your bench! I just feel like grabbing a good book and spending some time there!

Anne said...

Well I love your version Anne! No one can really duplicate someone's art work.That would be like me trying to duplicate one of your beautiful paintings.....it ain't gonna happen...lol! Love your beautiful sign...the flower is so pretty and I love your lettering too!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE your version Anne!!!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

It looks great Anne! I never would have thought that dandelion seeds would be hard, lol!

Tania

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Your artistic talent is now showing on your porch and that is so wonderful..love the sign you created!...and looking forward to your fabulous porch reveal...and love the color!!!

Cynthia said...

This came out great Anne, you talent with a brush always amazes me.

Cindy

Di said...

Great job Anne I love the color and the bench!

ANNE said...

Thank you Di!! Have a great day!!

heather meads said...

Your sign is too cute Anne, and it looks great there on your porch!

Down by the sea said...

Your sign made me smile and is so welcoming! The daisy looks just as good. Sarah x

ANNE said...

Thank you Sarah! xox

Thea Morris said...

It turned out so fabulous despite all the issues you had with it. It was so worth the effort. I love the vignette you are creating even right down to the turquoise candle inside the black lantern. What a create colour theme!

Gail Wilson said...

I too love your sign AND the bench. Your porch looks so cozy!

gail

Katie Edwards said...

This turned out great! I love that shade of blue.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Oh you are such a tease...that porch looks inviting and I'm looking forward to seeing it! As for your sign...I love it...it's more you than copying someone elses design.

ANNE said...

Thank you Thea!

ANNE said...

Thanks Katie! It was an Oops paint, too! Lucked out on that one!

Amy Ellis said...

Whatever do you mean? You make awesome signs! Those seedlings do look challenging. LOVE how yours turned out. The aqua and wood tone really pop against each other.

Sheila Zeller said...

I think your sign turned out great - very cheerful and welcoming! And I like the little snippet of your new front porch - more please!

Daniela Duriavig said...

Love your daisy Anne! I think it's great that you put your own unique twist on the sign - look great!

Denise Stain said...

Super cute sign, Anne!

ANNE said...

Thanks Denise!

ANNE said...

Thanks so much Daniela!

Nancy Reinke said...

I like yours better than the inspiration sign, Anne. Looks great! xxx

Donna @ Paisley and Perspective said...

Love it Anne - sometimes what we need is some inspiration to spark our creativity. Great colours!

ANNE said...

You're so right! Thank you Donna xo

Junkchiccottage said...

Love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of my faves that you have done. How did I miss this one! Great job as always Anne. I need one of these it is too cute.
Kris

Amy Ellis said...

Sharing this in one of my round-ups this week, Anne, I hope that's okay:)

Keri Roberts said...

Love the sign! You did a great job!

ANNE said...

Thank you so much Keri!

Christy James said...

This turned out super cute, Anne! XO

ANNE said...

thank you!!