Wednesday, April 7, 2010

We Can Do It Cheaper - Family Sign

The Virginia House

First of all I want to give a hearty thanks to Someday Crafts for featuring my project from last week. It was not only a great honor, but also very exciting to find their wonderful blog. If you haven't been there yet then be sure to stop by.

I'm in Tennessee this week with my whole family, so my project is actually a gift for my brother-in-law. We have a tradition in our family when we get together of drawing names, then giving a gift to that person. This year we had to either buy it secondhand or make it, I chose to make it.

Now, normally I choose a fairly high profile place to "copy", but this week I found what I wanted off of Etsy. First of all, the people that paint these on Etsy are amazing and I totally think you should buy it there instead of make it yourselves. But.... I made it anyway.

Here is the beautiful one found on Etsy (you can find it here) for $29.

Here is my copy. I bought the wood plaque from Hobby Lobby, then used acrylic paints. I did it freehand once again, but you could easily use stencils.

So, my grand total, $6.99. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out, but it is something that you really have to want to do. So, if your heart's not in it, buy it and don't feel a moment of guilt!

As always, it's your turn! Share what you have with us all! You have no idea how it gives my heart a little thrill to see that someone else has linked up. Go ahead, thrill me!
I will be picking my favorite from this weeks links to feature next week, so if you want to get your name out there then be sure to share!

1. Only link your post, not your blogs address!
2. Be sure to take that button at the top with you so that everyone can know where you're linking up!


Linking, linking, linking....

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Blair Roy said...

That's so cute, Jill!

InnovativeMom said...

That is adorable! I have been looking for creative ways to redo my house numbers, I think I may adapt this for it! Thank you!

Debbie in Nashville said...

I just linked up (Garden Signs). This is my first time to your site and joining in your link up party.

What a beautiful sign! Yours turned out great!

The Misty Journey said...

Great job Jill! Did you freelance the letters? What types of paint did you use? I know they will LOVE this.

Meet Virginia said...

Too cute! I love how it turned out!!


Meet Virginia!
Meet Virginia!
Meet Virginia!

50centlove said...

I wanna participate, but I don't make anything. boo Let me think on it....

shari @ little blue deer said...

I just love this feature! And the sign looks wonderful!

karab said...

So cute!! hum...I think for my birthday I know what i want! :)lol

Fawnda said...

Great job! You freehanded that!?! Amazing! : )

Gay Vaughan said...

Freehand?!? Thank you for bringing your hodgepodge to my party! Hope to see you again.

Jessica Hills said...

That is such a pretty sign! Thanks so much for posting this on Favorite Things Friday!

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

Love those signs. So cute. Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.