Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dabbling in Signs

I've been seeing these cute hand painted signs alot of places and wanted to see if I could dabble in it a little.  How on earth do people paint so straight and so good?!?!  Well, if I don't know, I ask!  The ladies on blogs are so helpful and nice.  

 How cute is that?

I emailed her and she explained how she does it.  So...I powered up my Photoshop Elements and designed a few vintage ads.  Made them just the right size to fit my wood and printed them out.  Then, (watch out it gets complicated)  traced the letters on the wood with a ball point pen.  The pen makes an indention in the wood and when you lift up the paper you can see it to paint it!  Seriously?!?  It's that simple?  Yep.  Check out my three.

The Overman Wheel Co. was my first.  Don't know what I'm gonna do with it quite yet, but I like it.  The Shoe Repair is my giveaway for a lucky reader when I reach 100 followers.
The EAT sign is for a special person who hasn't received it yet...  :)

So...what is a project you've been wanting to do, but just don't know how?  Research it and JUST DO IT!  
That's how everybody starts out!
Hope you are having a great week!  The boys only have a few more days of school left and they are ready!

Parties I've linked this to...


  1. Kerrie! Great job! Those look adorable and very professional! I need to do a little more research into it first attempt was sad!

  2. The signs are so nicely done! Love the Overman Wheel one. I'll definitely try this out soon!


  3. These look great! They have the perfect amount of distressing. They look completely authentic!

    And you're so close to 100!

  4. I love all of your signs. You have done a great job. I would display all of those signs in my home.

  5. Wow! These turned out incredible! I don't think I could have painted them nearly so neatly!! How cute!

    I host a weekly Friday link party I would love you to come and join if you are interested.


  6. those look great! love the wheel co one!

  7. How cute!!
    Seriously I am going to have to make some signs too!!
    But if I don't have time, can I have yours??? :)

  8. This is so creative!! Thanks so much for linking this up to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday party!

  9. I would have never thought about just tracing it! DUH! So smart! :)

  10. Your signs are fantastic!!! They look like something straight out of a store! :)

  11. thanks for the encouragement.......they look awesome!

  12. I LOVE your signs. They are completely FABULOUS!!! I am soo addicted to vintage looking sign right now. They turned out AWSOME!! I could LOVE to have you link them up at our link party this Sat night.

  13. Oh, my goodness! I almost fell off the couch when I saw the Overman Wheel Co. sign! That's my family!!! I must either buy this from you or get you to teach me how to make one. My dad would flip! Email me at please!

  14. Your signs turned out terrific and I'm going to try your's so easy even I should be able to do it!