This break is flying by.
And I'm quite sad about it.
I have a little over a week left... and there's just not enough time for all the things I want to do :/
I have about a million projects I want to show you plus a million in the works... and I'm falling terribly behind on posting.
Sorry 'bout that.
I'm currently working on getting the house over 'christmas' and back to normal.
Which meant giving the mantel an overhaul of course.
Cant' wait to show you pictures!!
This is a project that was actually a Christmas present for my father-in-law but I figured I could show you since it isn't actually Christmas-sy at all.
Plus I'm quite proud of it :)
One of my husband's favorite memories growing up was going out to eat at the 'hall cafe'.
Any time him or his siblings asked to go to a restaurant, his dad would reply, "We are going out. To the Hall cafe" which of course meant...home.
We thought it would make a fun sign to have in their house to make it official and all.
I started with a piece of plywood I got from Habitat:
After I brushed the black on and let it dry, I put on a good coat of my new love: vintage white.
I'm having serious issues with the fact that it's not really 'spraypaint weather'.
So my acrylic paints are coming back into play.
After I painted the wood... I started playing around on the computer.
I found the fonts I liked and made them the size I wanted on Word then printed them out.
I also found a cute graphic on google that had little people figures.
I went onto picnik.com and arranged them the way I liked.
I had to cut and paste the different figures to get the amount of boys/girls I needed.
I also adjusted their sizes to go along with all the kids...
Then I printed those out as well.
I found a cute spoon and fork graphic and that was printed as well...
I adore the vintage feel and rough-looking texture.
Can you see the old text peeking through?
Adds perfectly to the character I was going for.
Yay for mistakes (sometimes)
Does it look like an old weathered sign that's been around forever?
One last time...
I'm thinking about making one for our house... but don't know about just having three little people.
I actually like the idea of doing a long skinny version with just the people :)