504 Main by Holly Lefevre: DIY! A Sunny Sign

5.15.2012

DIY! A Sunny Sign

OK, no joke, this sign has taken me 5+ months to complete.
You ever have those projects that look perfect in your mind...
but you start them and they are not turning out so perfect in reality...
well, this was one of those.

Finally I think I got it!
It looks NOTHING like the original vision...
N-O-T-H-I-N-G,
but I like it nonetheless.

This sign is for my parents...paying a little
a little homage to their love of the outdoors, the beach
and my Dad's ever popular "It's seventy and sunny" greeting.

It was supposed to be a Christmas present...
so I am either really early or really late.

Supplies

  • 1/4 “ plywood, cut to 24” L x 16” H 1/2” plywood (you need a 24”L x 16”H piece to cut the sun
  • NOTE: You can use all 1/4” or all 1/2” plywood to make the sun and base. I used the 1/4” for the sign to make the sign a little lighter. And I liked how much the 1/2” plywood stood out from the base.
  • Gorilla Glue Wood Glue
  • Jigsaw (DeWalt from Rockler)
  • Decoupage, DecoArt
  • Americana Acrylic Paints, DecoArt in Bright Yellow, Canyon Orange and Jack-O-Lantern
  • Canvas Corp paper, Beach Sampler on Ivory, Blue and Ivory Chevron, and Blue and Ivory Beach Words Reverse
  • Foam brush, Rockler
  • Paint brush (I used my old Purdy brush designated especially for crafts - by me!)
  • 2 – 3” DISChangers
  • Stencils Elmer’s Painters Marker, Black
  • Dremel Multi-purpose tool
  • Distress Ink  


Here is a sneak peek...
you can catch the full tutorial over at The DIY Club
DIY Club
Now, just...
Draw it


Cut it


Grab some paper


Paint it!


Decoupage it


Glue it!


Embellish it!


Sand it and mark it up!


Hang it!


See ya at the beach!




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11 comments :

  1. LOVE IT HOLLY!! Your projects are fabulous as always!

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  2. This is tooooo cute -- now I just need a beach house to go with it!
    xo Heidi

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  3. Another absolutely amazing project! Love it! : D

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  4. A Christmas present...lol! Well, whatever you made it for, its cute!!

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  5. Go with early Christmas present and you'll be way ahead of most! More people should try out their craftiness for gifts. Something for everyone if you make it yourself!

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  6. I absolutely love it Holly! I love the way you combined the various media to create such an artful collage!

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  7. Holly this is fantastic! Gosh, I need to get myself a jigsaw. :) I think this project was well worth waiting out!!

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  8. I love it Holly!!! It is so summery and fun - and I love how personal it is!! I love all the different supplies you used - you really combined them into something fabulous!!

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  9. LOVE IT!!! So cute and summery...I'm sure they will love it too!

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  10. This is so cute!! I love the colours, so very beachy! Unfortunately I just can't relate to a perfect idea in my mind that takes forever to translate. (tee, hee, hee) ;)

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  11. It looks great! It may have taken a while but the final product is worth it. Love!!!

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