Friday, August 19, 2011

~getting ready for the flea, and a winner~

 I love creating new pieces of art.
In the end, what makes me happy is when I can re purpose items I have, or find, into something functional, or just pretty to look at.
That is what happened with this ginormous farm sign.
I found these old sign letters, some are big, some are small.
 I was going to sell them tomorrow at the flea market individually,
{and I will have a ton left to sell like that}
but thought it would be fun to create a giant sign, because you know me, I love me some signs!
I started with a piece of pressure treated plywood
{yes, this can go outside and be safe from the elements!}
and added old tongue and groove barn wood to the top.
I love the look of this barn wood.
In places it has old white paint chipping off, just enough to give it that rustic feel.
I didn't have to do anything to the wood except clean it off.
Then came the fun part of coming up with something to say.
I only had certain letters to work with so it was a bit tricky.
I could have done:
~rooms beds, but it looked funny without an &
then I thought of:
~The goods, like a old mercantile store sign
and another favorite of mine, but I didn't have the room:
~The Mr. and Mrs. 
In the end, I am so happy with 
The Farm! 
This piece is huge and heavy, but it is solid!
It measures about 3' by 4'
and I will be bringing it to Snohomish tomorrow! Read my post below if you need more info.!
Hope to see you there!
Off to go load my car!
P.S. the winner of the Matthew Mead autumn magazine is:
Robin always leaves me the sweetest comments! I couldn't be happier that she won!
I had so much fun reading all your comments! Thank you!


Angela said...

That is a great sign!

Kat said...

That sign is FANTASTIC!!!

Cookie Couture Co. said...

Love...just love it!

stephanie said...

I LOVE this would look amazing beside my chicken coop!

Kelli Herrington said...

Im totally loving that sign and what a great idea!

Sandi B said...

I have been enjoying your blog for quite some time now. I love how creative you are. I know you enjoy looking at beautiful homes and I thought you might enjoy a peak at my Colorado home. I have many pictures posted on facebook, if you want to look just click on the url listed below:
Thanks for taking the time to look. I love our new home and am always looking for new inspiring decorating ideas.
take care,

Sandi B said...

guess you can't click on the url. Just copy and paste. That works.

jessica said...

Wonderful!! I am planning on being there tomorrow!! I can't wait. We've wanted to come up to Snohomish forever now!! Yay!!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

I ADORE your sign! Wish I had a barn, a farm, and that sign for the roadside! Lots of wishing! Hope your weekend is great!

Anonymous said...

I love that sign!!! It would look great at my house.


Elma said...

Oh I love the sign!! We live on a dairy farm:)

TheCrankyCrow said...

WooHoo!!! YIPPEE!!! YESSSSSSSSSS!! I am SO excited about winning Matthew Mead's book!!! This is SO perfect for me - and i know I'm going to LOVE it!!! Thank you SO MUCH Melaine!!! If you only knew!!! :o))) And I adore your sign!! It is "Farm" perfect with that barn wood and the mismatched lettering! Good luck at the show!!! And thank you so kindly again!! Big Smiles & Big Hugs ~ Robin

Meggan said...

beautiful sign! you did such a great job!

Lynne said...

Congratulations to Robin and an "early morning "toast to a successful flea"!
Melaine...the weather is PERFECT!

under spanish moss said...

Congrats to the winner! Love this sign too! It would look great in our house when its a disaster from all the children who visit then leave! LOL!

Have a wonderful weekend and successful flea day!

Renee and Angela

Deborah said...

Love, love, love the sign!

[email protected] said...

the sign is fun and kooky and adorable! i would attach it to the side of my house! andrea @townandprairie

Little Leslie said...

The sign is pretty universal. Anyone can call their house "the farm". It will surely sell.! Have a good day tomorrow.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Love it. Very fun and artistic!

{ L } said...

If I lived on a farm, I would be making you a huge offer for this sign. I love, love, love it!

Designer Dad said...

Love the farm sign! Good for you... Great ideas.

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