First, I want to say thank you for the great response my favorite little aqua redo has gotten. I really appreciate all of the kind comments. I began this blog three months ago, never realizing just how much I would love having a place to share my passion with others who love the same type of things I do. This blog and each of you have brought me so much joy the past few months.
I've had an idea in my head for a little sign the past few weeks and I finally found the time to make it a reality. I've been thinking a lot lately about how blessed I am - to be born in a country where I have freedom and so many resources. To have a husband and family who truly care about me. To have the time and ability to follow my passion of uncovering the beauty in old junk. To have a great job where I have the chance to make a difference in children's lives every day. I wanted to make a sign that would express some of that appreciation and also serve as a reminder not to take those things for granted.
This little Blessed sign turned out just the way I imagined.
I just used a scrap piece of plywood, primed it and then painted the edges white and the rest a custom teal color. I drew the word freehand and then filled it in with white paint. The lettering was inspired by the great font Channel. If looked pretty good at that point:
But I decided to distress it a little so I gave it a light sanding. I think I like it both ways - clean and distressed. If I make another to sell in my booth, I might try staining the plywood dark first to give it a rougher, more rugged look.
Anyone else out there feeling blessed today? Do you like the roughed up look or do you prefer the clean, crisp version?
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