Sunday, April 3, 2011

Fresh Eggs farm sign

I had fun making another sign for my kitchen. I decided it was time to replace the "hot chocolate" sign. Seeing as how it's warmed up to a balmy 40 degrees around here.

I debated for awhile what my next little sign should say...."lemonade," "market," "bienvenue...." I liked them all, but I settled on...


I just liked the saying....I painted the sign a burgundy red, let it dry...

...then painted it a nice robin's egg blue.

I used my good ole Wordperfect to print the phrase and trace it on the sign.

After I put on a couple of coats of pure white, I sanded it down. It looked really fresh still, and I wanted the old look, so I rubbed on some walnut stain.

And it created that aged look perfectly!
Fresh Eggs anyone?


 jaderbomb

19 comments:

  1. I love the way you achieved a nice aged quality with your sign. It looks perfect!

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  2. Love Love Love this!!!! You should link up to my linky party!!!

    http://jaderbombs.blogspot.com/2011/04/say-what-saturday-link-up-party-2.html

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  3. I love it! It's WAY too cute! I actually DO have fresh eggs from my chickens each day so this is perfect. It's giving me some ideas for my own sign that I NEED to create. Thanks for sharing! Check me out at http://chicaesartistica.blogspot.com/

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  4. Hi Meg! Oh, what a darling sign! You did an awesome job and I love that pretty blue color.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. Love it I am hopin today I can get to the barn my dad had to knock it over because the neighbor kids kept playing in it and was afraid they would get hurt oh the wood that is there I was in heaven!!!

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  6. LOVE this ... you aged it perfectly! The color is awesome. I'm getting ready to attempt my first sign ... hope it works! *Becca*

    www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

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  7. Your sign is perfect... I've been wanting one for some time, but I figured I should get the hens first... But the garden is nowhere near ready to welcome them... It needs a lot more work!

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  8. great job! LOVE the colors - it looks ancient and kind of dirty in that really good way! :-D

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  9. Love your sign. I tried to make a sign-it's the one that says "Herbs" on BNOTP. I like your idea of tracing the letters-I didn't think of that!

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  10. love that sign I think its the blue that makes it rock for me come see my blog at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  11. You inspire me to make my own sign. I have been wanting to forever! Thanks for the post.

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  12. I love it!! I've been thinking of making a few signs for my kitchen, but can't decide what they should say. Fresh Eggs is a keeper!!

    :)
    ButterYum
    PS - love the hot chocolate idea too!

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  13. this is so great. I work in the procurement department for a major grocery store chain. I want to make one of these for my egg buyer!!!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  14. Love the aged look and the font - so simple yet elegant...great job :)

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  15. LOVE IT MEG!
    I've been thinking of a sign for over my sink. I really LOVE what you have done! The layers of paint and wearing down are perfect. Thanks for some inspiration!

    Kim
    www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

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  16. I love it! I also love the "lemonade" idea for summer! It's a balmy 43 degrees here in Ohio today. Sigh.

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  17. nicely done. My daughter should make this sign. They're building chicken coop for their new chicks soon to arrive.Hoping your weekend is a happy one. Hugs, Katherine

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  18. LOVE THIS! so cute.

    kathryn
    -thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  19. Fresh eggs yes please! :-) love the sign. Great Job!

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