How was your holiday weekend? Ours was great, I actually had 2 days off work, and we enjoyed a wonderful traditional 4th of July, complete with a parade and fireworks with friends.
Another of our favorite summer pastimes is rocking away the evenings on our front porch. Sometimes even a competitive game of what we like to call “porch Scrabble” will break out.
While I like to think I have a pretty good vocabulary, I stink at that game.
Anyway, our porch is small, but it’s a good place to hang out and greet our neighbors as they stroll by with kids and dogs.
I want it to be welcoming. Literally
So I painted a Welcome sign to invite visitors.
As much as I love painted wood sign made with reclaimed wood, I was concerned about the weight of this sign, as it will hang over a small window. So I went with a plain, very lightweight, wood and already stained sign from Michael’s.
I used some cardboard letter stencils that remind me of the painted letters on cold crates, and traced them on the sign with a colored pencil.
I painted the letters with a small brush and a trial size of a new to me paint, Re-Purpose, by Cari Cucksey of HGTV fame.
After the paint dried, I sanded lightly and added a coat of poly for protection.
I used an outdoor 3M hook to hang the sign. The hook has held up through the seasons, so it will be fun to change up. The hook doesn’t exactly blend in with our white vinyl windows, but I’m okay with that. Maybe I’ll paint it.
I love the rustic touch the sign gives our all vinyl siding house that needs a little warmth.
Except during a heated game of porch Scrabble.
With a 40% off coupon, the price for this painted welcome sign can’t be beat. I think I paid around $8, plus a tiny bit of paint.
Works for me!
Have a great week!
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