Sunday, October 16, 2011

Welcome Sign

I made this Welcome sign using a birdcage graphic from  The Graphics Fairy, Citrasolv, a fence board that I aged and a piece of metal from Hobby Lobby.


I started with a fence board that my husband glued up.  I sanded it, but not too well.  You will see later that I should've sanded much better to get all of the glue off!

 I lightly applied Citrasolv (purchased at Whole Foods)  with a tissue until the graphic showed through.  I then used the back of a spoon to rub it into the wood.  (I've used Citrasolv on several projects and have found it to adhere most clearly when applying it lightly, then using the back of a spoon to rub it in) 



I rubbed apple cider vinegar on the board with steel wool.  It took two coats to look nice and aged.  You can see my original post about aging wood HERE.   You can see the light spots here where the vinegar would not adhere to the wood due to the glue spots.


I kept trying to sand those spots off, but it just wouldn't work, so what's a girl to do???  Turn the board over and try again!




My husband made a frame for it out of a fence board as well.



I added this metal "Welcome" piece I found at Hobby Lobby, but wanted it black, so painted it first.





I added hooks and wire to the back.

I screwed the Welcome piece onto the front and was done.


Thanks so much for coming by!  

Pam


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28 comments:

  1. Your creativity and talent is very impressive. Good job!

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  2. Cute sign - I have that vintage birdcage!

    Dropping by from Met Monday.

    Allison
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  3. Your sign is adorable, Pam. What a great image.

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  4. Love it! Can't wait to see where you put it!

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  5. You and hubby make a great design team, Pam! This turned out fabulous!! I definitely am going to have to try this method!!

    Thanks for sharing your lovely piece!
    Hugs,
    Becky

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  6. Thanks for the tips on how you did this.

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  7. Your sign looks great, lovely image :)

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  8. Pam you are one talented lady! You should really start your own business. I LOVE LOVE the sign!! Martina

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  9. Fantastic job! It turned out great. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  10. To cute, and great idea to use the other side when the first attempt wasn't what you were looking for. I really like your graphic choice. Wonderful project:)

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  11. Just darling! I love the graphic and you did a fine job on that!

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  12. A really fantastic Welcome sign! Thanks for sharing how you transferred the graphic to the wood.

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  13. You are so clever! What a great idea, I can see many ideas for it. Where are you going to display it?Do tell!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  14. great sign :). Love your creativity!

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  15. I love it! Your do over was so worth it. It's fantastic.

    Dee

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  16. You are so clever. I love this project! :D

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  17. Great welcome sign! Thanks for all the tips you give us!

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  18. well done! love that birdie cage! xoox

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  19. Cute! And very creative. Love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day! liz

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  20. This looks wonderful! I love it. I didn't realize you could use Citrasolv to transfer an image.

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  21. Love your sign! I have just got to try this citra-solv method!

    Jeanine

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  22. I love your determination...Just turn it over and try again!!! Great job!!!

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  23. This is so great! I love it.....Way to go...The birdcage is a great graphic!

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