Tuesday, February 9, 2010

An Old Board

I picked up this old board off the beach in Alabama when we were on summer vacation last year. It sat in our garage for months and after pleading with my husband to not throw it away, because I would do SOMETHING with it....it made it to our new house.

Well, finally, I pulled it out and made something out of it. It's not a piece of driftwood or anything cool like that. It's just a 1 by 4 that was left on the beach. I just loved the jagged edge, though!

I dry brushed a little bit of cream paint and then added these vinyl letters with my cricut.

I'm not in love with the font I used, but it's the only one I had! I do love how it turned out, though. My husband did, too. He even hung it for me without even asking! So glad he didn't throw it in the garbage!!

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Ruth said...

I love it. What a great idea to make it into a sign.


Lisa G said...

That is soooo KOOL!! What an imagination. Good job-

Amanda said...

Looks great! You people are making me want a Cricut, and I don't scrap!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

I adore it!!!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh my Gracious! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! I'm like you. I like the jagged edge. It turned out GREAT!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Megan said...


Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Thanks for the little chalkboard love. :) It's a little picture frame I bought at the thrift store. Painted the glass with some chalkboard spray paint and slapped a little cream paint on the frame itself. I'd love to see yours if you make one!

Celeste said...

Hey...i didn't know how to get in touch with you besides here, but I just got my tokens at the party store. I think Party City or Zurchers had them. But I was at the dollar store the other day and saw some there as well.

brittney mitchell klueger said...

Hi Vanessa!
Just saw your blog through another one that I was on! I LOVE all your DIY projects!!!