Thursday, March 28, 2013

Friday's Favs...."You Are My Sunshine" sign

Months ago I found what appears to be two small pallets out by the curb
 at one of the neighbor's on trash day.
I just had to rescue them, knowing that one day inspiration would strike and I would make something from them.
Last week that day finally came!

Here's how I did it:

First of all, when I first brought the pallets home, I gave them a good scrub with a scrub brush and bleach water.
 Not knowing what they were used for in their former life, I wanted to make sure they were clean!

When the day came for me to make the signs,
I printed out the words one line at a time in the font and size that would work on the strips of wood.

I rubbed the back of the paper with white chalk and used tacks to position the strip of paper to the pallet.
 (If the wood wasn't already old and distressed I would use painter's tape to protect the finish.)

Using a ball point pin I firmly traced around the words, leaving a faint chalk line for me to follow.

Using a small, fairly stiff paint brush I filled in the words with craft paint.

I did all of the words I wanted in white first, chalking in, then painting one line at a time.

Then I painted the other colors, one color at a time.

When the paint was dry I rubbed on some paste wax to protect the lettering, gave it a good buff when the wax was dry, and that's all there was to it!

I'm lovin' how it turned out!
The spare room/guest room is also the grandkid's room when they come over,
so this will go over the antique iron bed in there.
I hope to get some great shots of the grandkids put onto canvas to surround it.

Well, it's almost Friday, friends.
Have a BLESSED Good Friday 
a BLESSED Easter!

Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed!

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Also linking to Jennifer Rizzo's Fabulously Creative Friday


  1. I LOVE this! So pretty and cheerful. And what a great way to re-purpose!

  2. Nice! Cheerful & inspiring, Elizabeth.
    Happy Easter to YOU.
    We serve/love/praise a RISEN Savior!

  3. Elizabeth,
    You are amazing me, girl--I LOVE this!

  4. This is just adorable! I love it! And you make it sound easy enough that I might just try making my own sign!! We'll see! Have a lovely Easter, Elizabeth! Aren't you so glad to be His?
    I sure am!!

  5. What a wonferful idea for little pallets. I was at Home Depot and saw a couple of very small pallets this week, and I am kicking myself for not asking what they were going to do with them. Love your inspiration. Keep em coming.
    Happy Easter to you as well. :)

  6. LOVE, Love, Love your sign, Elizabeth! Great idea!
    Mary Alice

  7. That was a lot of work! And I love how it turned out. :-)

  8. Love the sign. My dad would sing this song to me when I was little. He still sings it to my son and my son is 25. :)

  9. I love it! What a find! And I love what you did with your little pallet. Today I found a cute, little wooden box that needs cleaning. Thank you for sharing how you cleaned your pallets. Just what I needed to know.

  10. That is so cute--what a happy little sign!

  11. I love this! I have two pallets in the garage right now, but both would be too big. I would want something the size yours.

    Still pinning for inspiration in case I find one.

  12. This makes me long for Spring even more! Great job! I invite you to join my link party every weekend. Hope to see you soon!


  13. such a cute idea!! We love this song! I always sang it to the girls.......still do ;)

    Thanks for linking up, I featured your post in my wrap up

    Happy Easter!

  14. I love it!! Turned out very nice!

    Stopping by from Adorned from Above!

  15. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday this week Elizabeth. I really enjoyed this post.


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