Sunday, July 10, 2016

Revamping the Sign

Most of you are all familiar with this sign post.
Wayne and I made this sign 9 years ago when we bought our cottage.
This is at the entrance to our driveway.
I have to say it has weathered pretty well.
We did put on a clear coat after we painted it.

But in taking a closer needed a bit of TLC.
After 9 yrs, I forgot which paint colour I used on the letters.
So I brought my 7 different shades of burgundy paint with me and can you believe I still had the same one...see I really shouldn't purge my supplies ;)
I first painted the "L" to make sure it was the correct colour and then gave the whole sign a bit of sanding.

Painting the antique white wasn't a problem....until I got to the hand painted flowers I drew and painted on it.
Hmmmm, paint over them, redraw them and paint them again...or paint around them?
That was my question.
It would be so easy to just paint over them....but did I really want to have to redesign them again?

So I decided to paint around them.
I (of course) forgot the paints for the flowers at home, so I will have to touch those up next weekend as well as the leaves and swirls.
I just painted over the swirls those are easy enough to do later.

Now doesn't that look so much better.
I didn't have to repaint our individual names as they are brought in for the we know which season is wonder I hibernate come winter ;)

And this happened today :)
I am so excited to share with you not only what I am doing with this, but how it turns out :)

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and were able to be a little creative :)

Tracy :)


  1. Nice job on the sign, it's very pretty and I think it was a good plan to refresh the flowers and not paint over them. the barbeque looks good too.

  2. You've been such a busy lady lately, I hope you had time to relax as well over the weekend! :)

  3. Tracy, that is awesome! I love how you've planted your sign in the tub full of flowers. So cute!

  4. You are so busy crafting inside & out of the house. Your sign is lovely. The flowers look very good. I have been itching to try spray paint on some of my old outside pots - ummm maybe this weekend the wind will be calm enough for a go at spraying, if not, scrapping inside :)

  5. You're so crafty! The sign looks terrific and refreshed! Looking forward to seeing what you're up to next!

  6. You're so crafty! The sign looks terrific and refreshed! Looking forward to seeing what you're up to next!

  7. Nice job on your sign. I think you will be happy you painted around the flowers and not to have to totally redo them!


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