Someday when my blogging career is over (!) I will have this lovely sign to remind me of all the wonderful friends I've made during my blogging days. I have to say that the bloggers and the non-blogging followers that have become my friends since I began this blog are so loyal and faithful, it has been a pleasure to be a part of this community. I want to thank each and every one of you for following me and for your always kind and generous comments. Blogging wouldn't be any fun without you all!
About a year ago, I saw these herb crates in Layla Palmer's kitchen at The Lettered Cottage and I was in love. Well, I was in love with the whole kitchen and then the whole blog and I've been a huge fan ever since.
Then last January, my friend Mel at Junkin' Junky made her version of the crates and I wanted them all over again. Best part is, she's a friend so I emailed her to ask about them. She offered to send me a decal! I love Mel, she's the bestest of the best!!!
I was going to use my decal on a crate, but then decided I wanted it on a sign instead. I set about creating the perfect backdrop for my beautiful decal.
This is a piece of maple that I had originally painted a light blue. I sanded it and then applied several coats of stain over the top. It turned out perfectly! I measured the center point of the board I had prepared. Then figured out the center point of the decal and I rubbed the decal onto the board.
It's so perfectly what I wanted!!! Oh but wait, I want to make this just a little more special.
I used a pencil and drew two sprigs of Rosemary on either side. Then I painted the sprigs with a couple of shades of green. And now my beautiful sign sits on my pot rack in the kitchen.
I LOVE it! Thanks Mel!
Have a fabulous week everybody!
With a small budget, big dreams and a love of a challenge, Anne blogs about renovating and decorating her tiny 1930s bungalow. A self-taught artist and professed power tool lover, she enjoys writing, gardening, photography, nature and diy'ing. And she's never met a dumpster she didn’t want to root through! Come along for the ride!!