Sunday, August 28, 2016

Dishing It and Digging It Link Party #111


This week I am sharing a rustic sign I create for my office/homeschool office. Stop by and see how I made it
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OK, let me turn this over to this week's host - Linda from LifeandLinda
This  week, I shared an easy Apple Crisp recipe. With Fall around the corner and the nights are starting to cool off, I thought it was a perfect time to bake.  I had a bunch of apples on hand, so I was craving a yummy apple crisp.  Nothing better than apples and cinnamon baking and making your house smell wonderful.

Easy Apple Crisp Recipe 

Bicycle Themed Table For Two

I also shared this cute tablescape with bicycle plates and napkins and of course some sweet doggies.

Here are your hosts for the Party:

Vanessa - DIY 180 Facebook | Google+ | Twitter
Christine - Rustic & Refined Facebook | Google+ | Twitter

Pattie Tierney
The Electric Moon Beam
Our MT Nest
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Friday, August 26, 2016

Custom Wooden Sign - Be Grateful

During the last few months, the words "Be Grateful" have been playing in my head over and over. I tell my children they should always be grateful for everything, no matter what. Sometimes, I know as an adult, I can fall short in the "Be Grateful" attitude. Last winter, I was driving by and saw that someone had trashed all these reclaimed boards. As a junkholic, I stopped in front of the big old pile of boards, and had my adult son put them in the trunk of my car. (giggle, yes he was not happy) I have a few projects in mind for these lovelies, but today I am sharing one of them.

I created a "Be Grateful" sign. I know everyone and their mama has done them, but this is a reminder to me and for many of us in this day and age, to remember to be grateful. Don't take for granted all you have been blessed with. I thank God for the day, my family, my home, food and health. I am teaching myself and my children to cultivate an attitude of gratefulness.  
I have a jar of vinegar and steel wool and I applied a coat of this to the board. I left it outside because this Florida sun will dry this board in 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, I applied a whitewash over the board and let that dry. I dried brushed Glorious Gold "by Americana".  

Next I created the words "Be Grateful" by hand and rubbed the back of the paper with pencil. I traced the letters to create an outline on the board. Once I was done, I took out my gold oil based Sharpie and followed the lines. 

Here is a close up of the board before I created the lettering. 

This lovely sign is going up in my office/homeschool wall gallery so I can always remember to "Be Grateful".
 

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