Sunday, April 3, 2011

HANDMADE GARDEN SIGN

Hi everyone, take a look at my latest project.
I've been wanting a sign for my garden for some time now.
It's so hard to fine just the right one...
so I decided to do it myself.


When it comes to being "artistic", this girl is challenged.
I was inspired by many of my fellow bloggers
so I gave it a go.


Two weeks ago when I was out at the local "Salvation Army" store
I found an old baby bed with some of its parts missing.
I snatched it up and took it home to demolish.
At the time I wasn't thinking about my sign, I just knew I could do
something with those dowels.

I 'm thinking gardening stakes.


For fifteen dollars, I felt there was room to experiment.


Like I said before, I'm not very good with drawing or painting
graphics so I needed to get creative.


First step I did was paint the whole thing in a bright blue color
we had on hand. I have painted a bird house with this color
and it seems to weather very well.

(The pot is another project I'm working on).


Catbird Garden is the name I have given my garden.
I used some four inch stencil letters from "Walmart" for the name
and a small bird stencil my sister had received as a thank you
for ordering a kitchen wall stencil from Etsy.

After securing the letters with tape on the back side,
I gave the whole thing a dusting of white spray paint.




The base is made from an old table leg I found deteriorating
in our back ally. I gave it the same dusting with white paint,
nailed and glued it together
and there you have it.
A personalized sign.


7 comments:

  1. I think you are most creative! Your sign is an original....one of a kind.....and no one can have one exactly like yours! I am impressed!

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  2. This is great! and I love the color!

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  3. Love your handmade sign! You were very clever to use parts of the baby bed for your sign. I linked a post about making a handmade sign for my garden on BNOTP. Look for the one that says "Herbs."
    http://cottageatthecrossroads.com

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  4. Your sign is just adorable and very crafty, I might add.

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  5. Wow your sign is so much prettier and cuter than mine. I like the dusty idea, you really inspired me and i'm going to make more for my garden. I hope your idea is not copyrighted, LOL. Happy tuesday :)

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  6. I love it! It's too cute and you did a fantastic job making it! I love the name you gave your garden too! I've called the kids catbirds before.

    Hugs,
    Angela

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  7. Your sign turned out just lovely and what a great way to repurpose the old crib. I'm visiting from Fishtail Cottage.

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