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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Summertime Sign

I'm excited to have joined up with some talented creative bloggers--most of whom I had the pleasure of meeting at SNAP a couple of months ago.

We're all bringing you a Summer-themed post today and I went totally literal with a Summertime Sign!

The colors are perfect and the stripes just make me happy :)

Here's what you'll need:

Paint: Gray, White + 2 more colors
Vinyl (and cutting machine)

Start by painting a wood board with dark gray paint. I've had this board forever and it's been a couple of different colors already. You can use scrap wood or pick up a more finished looking piece from the craft store.

Let it dry and smear some Vaseline around the edges and corners.

Paint the whole thing with white paint, and know that it will take at least two coats. I lightly smoothed everything with a fine grit sand paper when it was dry too. Rub just a little harder on the edges that have the Vaseline to reveal the gray underneath.

Make even stripes across the board with painters tape and press the edges well. I used DecoArt Soft Jade for my stripes.

Cut a stencil of the word SUMMERTIME in a block font and the words "and the livin' is easy" in a script font.

Place the stencil on the board and paint. I used DecoArt Shrimp.

Remove stencil and let dry.
Layer the rest of the words and apply them to the board. 

Now it's officially summer at your house! 

For more awesome summer ideas, visit these posts below.

DIY Weathered Summer Pallet Sign - I Should be Mopping the Floor 
Tropical Fruit Salsa - The Benson Street 
Clay Anklet - Seven Thirty Three
Homemade Yogurt Berry Popsicles - Practically Functional 
Mason Jar Beach Decor - Here Comes the Sun 
Triple Berry Pie - Made to Be a Momma
Summertime Sign - Crafting in the Rain 
Nautical Anchor Art - Dolen Diaries 
Grilled Fruit Kabobs - Just Us Four
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  1. LOVE your sign!! The colors are perfect!

  2. You always have the cutest craft projects! So far this sign is my favorite. Like someone mentioned before me - the colors are perfect!

  3. I LOVE the rustic touches to this! Beautiful colors too. Great job.

  4. That sign is perfect! Love your color choices. Makes me wish for sand in my toes!

  5. I got a musical vibe reading the summer sign. :)

  6. Super cute, Steph! Love the colors you used on this one.

  7. Love the sign! So cute and summery! Love the colors :-)

  8. Love the sign, the colors are perfect for summer and it's my favorite color combo.

  9. This sign is so beautiful and fun! Thank you for sharing the instructions! You did a great job! We would love it if you linked up with our party this week!

  10. Love the sign and thanks for the instructions. I have want to do more painting and this has motivated me to do some. Pinning

  11. This whole post is perfection. The colors, the ease of the craft, the presentation - absolutely LOVE it!

  12. This is super cute!!! I love the stripes and the distressing

  13. I love this sign... the colors, style, everything but what gets me most is this saying. Seriously what is it about summer? I just love that easy living vibe. Super cute project! :)

  14. Love this sign. Such great colors!

  15. Oh I just love this sign - love the colors, fonts, shape - everything! I will be featuring in on my blog today!

  16. This is such a cute sign! I seriously need to make one for our front porch!!