April 07, 2011

Sign Makeover and Dine In for Japan

I wanted to mention something before we get started today.  If you're still looking for a way to help those in Japan then you might want to check out THIS POST on UCreate Foods.  It's a really cool idea and not hard to do either. 

When my husband and I got married my dad found this sign and bought it for my husband.  While it may still be true, I decided to turn it into something I wanted to hang up.  (Sorry Dad!) 

I love giving things makeovers.  I like finding a way to renew something that I would have just thrown out a few years ago.  My mind set has changed a bit in the last couple of years.

Anyhow, this sign got a couple coats of turquiose spray paint and some vinyl cut with my Silhouette.  My husband and I don't have similiar taste in music, but there is one artist we both like.  His name is Mason Jennings and he has a song called "Be Here Now."  I thought this would be a cool thing to hang in our mudroom because I want our home to feel like an umbrella from the storm....somewhere we can feel safe....somewhere we can really be ourselves....somewhere away from the frustrations of work.  This sign makes me really happy.  It also reminds me to really be here....to be present and make the moment count.

I wanted to give it something else, so afterwards I cut some circles with my Silhouette to make the umbrella polka dotted.  When there was one that needed to run off the edge I placed the dot there lightly, penciled in where it needed to be cut, cut it, and then stuck it down.

This sign is a little more me than the other one.

Thanks for dropping in.


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