I can’t believe it is fall already. That means it is my blogging anniversary. Or as some say in the blogging world, blogiversary. I will show you how to celebrate autumn with a sign and then the giveaway. And for last years fall sign you can read about it here.
There is a story to this sign. It is really a table leaf for a table I found when I went to my local grocery store with my friend, Marsha for our lotto tickets. As we drove out I saw the table on the grass. Marsha is the one that usually tells me about curbside finds. She said she saw it when she went to Publix earlier but said she was afraid it was wet because it had rained. I certainly wasn’t going to let that stop me. Fortunately, it was in good shape.
Since the table was missing the other leaf I immediately felt it would make a great sign for autumn. In my travels, I had bought a salvaged architectural piece of acorns. How perfect to combine the two for the perfect fall sign.
The stain on the table leaf was cherry but in bad shape. I sanded it down and you will wonder why I did it like this but I stained it again. My friend, Marie who blogs at The Interior Frugalista did a beautiful technique using stain and a stencil. It was my inspiration but I did it a little differently than Marie did.
After the stain dried, I used vinyl letters I happened to have. Now if you are fortunate enough to have a Cricut or a Silhouette then you can cut out any style and word.
Because I don’t I did the next best thing. I spaced my word out on the table leaf to spell out “Thankful”.
After the letters were placed when I wanted them I used wood glue to glue down the wooden acorns. Then I mixed up some orange paint and painted over the entire piece.
The next color I used is a rich brown. Once that layer was dry I used a creamy color to finish it off.
It was time for the reveal. The first letter I peeled off pulled a little bit of the paint off. For the rest of the letters, I scored around the letters with the utility knife. Much better.
Some distressing and waxing and this “Thankful” sign was done. I felt it was so appropriate because I am thankful for your friendship.
Some distressing and waxing and this “Thankful” sign is done. I felt it was so appropriate because I am thankful for your friendship and stopping by each week.