New To The Shop – Wedding Signs!

Hello friends! I have been busy lately doing one of my favorite things…painting!  For the past few weeks I have been painting and creating items for a new section in my Etsy shop – Wedding Signs & Decor! I must confess, since getting married I have missed all of the fun DIY stuff that can come along with planning a wedding!  That is…until now!  I

What’s Your Sign – Home Is Wherever I’m With You

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I spent some time working on more Valentine’s Day gifts, including this hand painted wooden sign!  I decided to use a lyric from one of my favorite songs “Home” by Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros. I started by using a long basswood plaque that you can find from your local crafts store.  I then sketched out my

I Saw the Sign – PMC Fundraiser

I love any reason to paint a wooden sign, especially when it is for a fundraiser.  Recently, my friend Maura Dacey hosted an event for the Pan Mass Challenge and I was happy to donate an item to such a great cause, and attend such a wonderful event. After I decided on a fitting phrase of “Keep Calm and Ride On”, I got to work sanding down my

Live Laugh Love This Painting Tip!

One of my favorite projects is making signs out of reclaimed wood, however it wasn’t until a few days ago when I decided to try a crackle finish using the old back to school staple: Elmer’s School Glue.  I had read about this technique a few times and then quickly forgot about it.  That is until I decided a good old distressing wouldn’t give this