Decor items

Porch Sign

Sometimes we make signs. And sometimes we surprise our friends by making them a reversible Hallowe’en/Welcome sign and leaving it on their porch unannounced.

Rustic Mailbox/Display Shelf

This old piece was given a rustic overhaul with varying shades of grey chalk paint and rustic barn board wallpaper backing. I thought it would be suitable as a mailbox for a small office, however it will be used as a display shelf at an antique store in Kingsville.

Rustic Shelf

This old wood shelf was painted with grey, then white chalk paint. It was sanded to reveal the grey undercoat and waxed to give it a protective coating. It’s a perfect addition to a rustic-inspired space.

Laundry Room Sign

Here’s a little sign that I whipped up using reclaimed wood and my Cricut, as part of a longer term update to my laundry room.

Updated Mirror

Sometimes old items just need a little updating to give them a new life. This old mirror that was too ugly for Ryan’s Meme got a paint update on the wooden detailing and works well in the front hall of our house.

More Signs!

Yes, I know…our house has entirely too many signs.

Cat Sign

wooden signs

Hand painted for my cat loving friend.

Hello Again!

hand made wooden sign

This is our doubly up-cycled sign!  Last summer we made a “hello” sign by cutting the word out on the band saw and painting it white.  It was simple, fun and inviting.  Then one day the wind blew too hard and the sign fell and was dashed to pieces.  I repaired it as best I could, and it lasted until the next big windstorm.  At that point it would have looked like Dr. Frankenstein’s sign if I tried the same repairs.  Instead, I decided to use some old pallet boards…
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Boat Paddle Welcome Sign

handmade wooden sign

This was an idea found on Pinterest, built with materials we had on hand, and tweaked to fit our style!

“First door on the right!”

Handpainted bathroom sign

Giving guests directions to the washroom is now much easier.  Although, in our small ranch style home, it was never difficult to begin with!  We still enjoy this nice accent in the hallway.