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Vacation does the Mind Good

Hello All,

Just back from warmish Cocoa Beach to freezing Ohio.  It was great to get away with the hubby on his work trip.  We caught up with dear friends, enjoyed time making new friends and managed to avoid anything too stressful.

I love a vacation, but I also love returning home.  The warmth must have reenergized my creative side because I got right to work today.

I have seen a few signs around blogland and thought I would give it a try.  My first stop was the Habitat ReStore where I purchased some old, beat up wood.

Wood Plank

 I bought two.  Look at the nooks:

I tried a dry brush technique.  Basically, I put a little paint on the brush and made long brush strokes.  The wood was split and uneven, so I had to make it up as I went along.

I love the distressed, white washed look!

I made one of the planks in to a welcome sign.  I had the vinyl letters that I picked up 4 years ago.  I had no place to use them and they made their way into the Goodwill pile.  Fortunately, they were on the top of the pile!

Just Applied

It went on pretty easily despite the condition of the wood.  I then dry-brushed the letters.


I hope you can tell the difference.  It makes it look worn.

So now the plan is to attach 2 eye screws on the top and hang it at the cottage with chains.

I am pretty pleased with the finished product!

I have one more plank that is already dry-brushed, any suggestions for a sign?

Check out these parties:

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Thanks for stopping,


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