Welcome and thank you my dear blogging friends for the sweet comments, prayers and concern that you gave me while I was taking some down time last week to take care of the myself with Bronchial pneumonia. It is real nasty stuff and it really took away any energy that I had. It has gone through out the family now so I hope it is gone for good. I healed so quickly this time and I know it was from all the prayers that you and loved ones gave to me. Thank you so much again.
Before all of this happened I had started to make some fun signs for my home and to do some stenciling. This was a really fun project, it was easy and fun and added a lot of character to my vignettes in the house
My son brought home some great pallets. I was so excited and knew just what I wanted to do with them. Some of the boards were wider than the other, I will be making some more that are wider. I broke this slat in half to give it a little rustier look. Then I painted it with a gray wash and let it dry good before I stenciled on it.
Here is one of the sweet little signs completed that says “VINTAGE Love”.
I has hoping that this sign would fit above my mirror that is above the fireplace mantle. But it isn’t wide enough. I left the nail in it just because. This sign says ” WELCOME FRIENDS” in Danish, the home land of my Grandmother and her side of the family.
I bought this board from Michael’s hoping that it would fit above the mirror but it was about 1/4′ to wide. I just can’t seem to get it right some days. I painted it with black chalk paint, then stenciled BELIEVE on it in white, then painted it in with white chalk paint. I used a fun little stencil on the edges for some variety.
As you can see I am no pro at stenciling I always seem to be a little heavy handed with the paint. I get in to big of a hurry to see the end result. Also I sanded it in both directions and this just about ruined the sign.
I did some stenciling on plates, jars and wooden boxes. I used special dates in my life, it’s kind of a fun reminder. The 50 is my parents wedding year.
This was a really fun sign to make. I used a piece of wood that belonged to an old dresser. I added crackle to the surface then painted it with white chalk paint. I used a black Sharpie for the stenciling. So much easier. After it dried I lightly sanded it in one direction!
This sign is stenciled with a French bakery motif that I use in the kitchen. My house really is a melting pot from all over the world. The Boulter’s are French German.
I sprinkled a few years around the house. This is one of my sons birth year.
It is so amazing how some of the simplest things can really add to your decor. Here I just used some stick on chalk board labels and a chalk marker they are so much easier to use then chalk.
I hope that you will all have an amazing day!
See you soon!
I will be partying this week at these great blogs, come and check them out!
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home
Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Show and Share @ Coastal Charm
Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill
Tuesdays With a Twist @ Back 2 Basics
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm
Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner
Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose
Tweak it Tuesdays @ Cozy Little House
Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques
Tuesdays with a Twist @ God’s Growing Garden
Before & After Wednesday @ The Dedicated House
What’s It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasures
WOW @ Savvy Southern Style
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Home Matters @ overdueorganizing.com
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner
Idea Box @ Mila’s Little Things
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Party Junk @ Funky Junk
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home