Friday, July 17, 2009

Sneaky...Sneaky!

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I was able to sneak in a project with the kids home! I can now check this one off my list....almost. My dad gave me this heavy iron "house sign" that he found at a garage sale for $1.00. He picked it up for me to use in my shop (that's another post...plans are still in the works) but it was too small. I knew it had to be aged...check! Next I will be placing vinyl words on each side from an Uppercase Living party my mom had, but this is where it gets tricky...I don't want my sign aged and my words to look freshly painted. So if any of you know a way to make my vinyl words look aged and distorted please let me know! I am itching to finish this project up so I can hang it in time for a client to see, but I don't want to ruin my letters. Help!

6 comments:

Darlene said...

No help with the problem but I LOVE that iron piece. It is gorgeous!

Do you know that we only received a sprinkle of rain last night....not even enough to get the ground wet!!! ARGH!!!! At least it is a bit cooler today. Maybe we won't hit 100!!!

Shauna said...

stinkin cute...ask the Magic brush she will help you.

bliss. said...

What color is the vinyl? I would do a faint wash over it, dry, and use some sand paper to rough it up...I would do a test piece with some of the left over vinyl. Call if you want help this weekend!!!

Gretchen said...

What a cute sign! Love it and the price. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Gretchen
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Cindy said...

That sign is so gorgeous, you lucky girl, you have a dad with good taste. I was reading down through your blog and I LOVE that furniture that you have found and love so much. It is sooo great!! I can't help you with you problem, sorry. Hugs ~cindy s~

henzy said...

the sign looks great. a great touch