Wednesday, August 3, 2011

You Are Loved Sign

I found the black paint last night, so I was able to get my latest awesome project done.  Wouldn't you know the paint was exactly where I thought it was. So here it is.  


I am pretty glad that I totally love it.  It was one of those projects where I was at Home Depot, with all the kids, and I thought to myself "I need more stuff on the walls in the family room."  Then I saw wood fence boards and thought "Those are cheap, I could make them into something."  So 8 pieces of fence (and a whole lot of changing my mind on what to do with them) later I have this.


I feel like it really warms up the corner and improves visual flow without making it cluttered.  Although I could be totally making that up... What do I know.



Mostly I am super happy with what I finally decided to put on it.  At first I was going to hang it the other way and write family on it.  Then I decided to put it in the corner and turn it the the way it is now.  I had about 100 different ideas of what to write on it.  Finally I thought..."well what is simple that I would want my children to always remember?"  So I settled on "you are loved...always."


Hopefully they will see that everyday and remember that they are loved and that they should always show their love for others.   And there will always be peace and brotherly love in our home.

A mom can dream can't she???

110 comments:

  1. It turned out wonderfully! I love how simple it is, yet has a ton of impact. Great job.
    xoxo,
    amy

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  2. Just lovely! I love how simple and beautiful it is!!

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  3. Yes, you can dream! And it looks great! What color are your walls? Trying to select a paint for our office and can't find the perfect blue.

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  4. This is such a great sign. I love how large it is, really makes an impact!

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  5. this is absolutely beautiful! LOVE IT!...your newest follower!

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  6. This is so simple but SO beautiful! I love it and it truly does warm up that cozy little corner. I just discovered your site at a blog party and am so glad I did!

    I would love for you to link your fence post sign up at my Savvy HomeMade Monday blog party which is still going on at:

    http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/2011/07/28/savvy-homemade-monday-party-1/

    I am a new follower!

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  7. I just love this! So glad I saw this because I just love the saying and want to make something like this now.

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  8. I love this project and you have been crowned a La-Dee-Da Diva this week. come by to grab your button
    http://ladeedacreations.com/2011/08/diva-thursday-who-will-be-crowned-a-la-dee-da-diva-this-week/

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  9. I am in love with this!!!!!! I have been wanting to make a headboard just like this. I love, love, love the saying you chose!

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  10. It turned out great! Love the simple but endearing saying.
    That's a pretty fabulous chair next to it, too. :-)

    Kimberly

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  11. What a wonderful idea! I love what you ended up writing on it and can relate with you on how hard it can be to make these kind of decisions. :) Fantastic job!

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  12. It is beautiful and what a perfect statement for your children and family to grow up with. Precious! I love it!

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  13. Love it! And the sentiment behind it is so sweet! If you get a chance I would love it if you could join in my link party, The Creative Spark. I really enjoyed looking around your blog!
    Jenn :)
    http://cleanandscentsible.blogspot.com

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  14. I love this so much! I'm following from the Just Cuz hop!

    Michelle @ Things Sent My Way

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  15. i love this!!!! beautiful, beautiful. and i *love* that chair and all the color in that room! great job :) i'm your newest follower!

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  16. Laura-

    This is classy and simple. It really adds so much personality to the space.

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice...

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  17. I love this!! Such a great idea! I'm featuring this tomorrow at The Little Giggler. Stop by and grab a featured button if you'd like.

    Amanda
    www.thelittlegiggler.blogspot.com

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  18. I am your newest GFC follower and facebook "like." I found your blog on La-Dee-Da's Diva Thursday post! Your crafts are absolutely beautiful!

    I hope you can visit my brand new blog: canhttp://www.artsandcraftsado.blogspot.com/

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  19. this just melted my heart!!! great job :)

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  20. I just love this sign! I added it to my Friday Favorites this week. Come on over and check it out. Happy Friday to you :)

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  21. This is AMAZING!!!!!! I am in lov with it! Great job! Just popping in from TT&J :)

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  22. So cute and creative, thank you for sharing this awesome creation at my link party!

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  23. I absolutely love this! Stopping in from tatortots and jello :)

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  24. This is so sweet and I am going to have to put it on my "to do" list. LOVE IT!

    Stopping by from Shabby Creek Cottage.

    Jenny

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  25. It is beautiful, so much so that now I want to go out and get me some fence boards! Love the saying you put on it as well.

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  26. Yep you can dream!
    I love the simplicity of it and a favourite with me...Love it!!!
    Would love to do something like this myself!
    Wishing you a great weekend.
    xxx

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  27. I love this idea! will you be doing a tutorial on this? i'll be following along!

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  28. I love it! Looks amazing & so simple. :)

    http://dropsofmotherhood.blogspot.com

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  29. Love, love, love this! Visiting from Tater Tots & Jello and am also your newest follower!! Your blog is a great find! XOXO Laura at www.bandbsnestinteriors.com

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  30. awh I just love this project. SO so beautiful, inexpensive and meaningful---all things I am always trying to do with my crafts and decor! So glad to have found your blog! :o) I am going to go and take a look around!
    :o)
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

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  31. Very inspiring. May I ask how you did your lettering? What did you use?

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    1. How did you do the lettering too?????

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    2. I made a stencil for the lettering using cardstock and my silhouette. it is basically the same a making my candy count down sign.

      http://www.cornerhouseblog.com/2011/10/i-shared-tutorial-for-my-count-down-to.html

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  32. Absolutely fantastic! I love it so much ... might have to make one too!

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  33. I saw your sign featured on TT&J and just had to come over and say hi! I absolutely love it!! It adds such a nice touch to that room! :)

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  34. Turned out very cute, love the colors in your family rood!

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  35. This is beautiful in it's simplicity and it's sentiment! I want one!

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  36. This is perfect, so sweet! I'm pinning this!

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  37. I love the simplicity and sweet sentiment-- and it looks great behind that lovely chair!

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  38. absolutely adorable. Has to be one of my favorite quotes of the week

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  39. I love it! New follower from Say Hi Sunday Blog Hop. Stop on by - www.blended.typepad.com

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  40. oh my gosh, I love this!! found you via pinterest... off to peruse.. :)

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  41. Oh my goodness! LOVE LOVE LOVE this sign! SO cute!

    xo-
    Jamielyn
    I ♥ Nap Time

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  42. You are so creative! Your ideas are fun and very interesting!

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  43. Love this!! So cute. I've been on the lookout for something for a corner of my living room and this would be perfect there. The lamp is way cute too!

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  44. I am IN LOVE with this!! You are so creative! We would love for you to share this at our link party and come enter our free digital scrapbooking software giveaway!

    Love,
    The Sisters @ Six Sister's Stuff

    http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com/search/label/Strut%20Your%20Stuff%20Saturday

    http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-memories-digital-scrapbooking.html

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  45. i love this. when i finally find some time for more intense crafts like this one, i'm definitely going to make it happen for my living room. so cute!!

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  46. This is beautiful! I'm following you now!

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  47. Absolutely precious! Thanks so much for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  48. You're a List Maker! Stop by and grab a button when you get a chance!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  49. I found you through Todays Creative Blog. So glad you found the paint...looks terrific!
    The perfect wall art for me would be "Go outdoors to grow within." Cheers!

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  50. Oh, I love this! That phrase is just perfect and what every Mommy hopes their kids know! I am going to "borrow" this for sure!!

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  51. this is beautiful. i love this. i need it!
    thank you so much for sharing.
    i am a new follower!
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

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  52. Awesome!! Thank you for the great idea, we made a version of this, this weekend! I made mention of your idea on our blog!

    http://miaandowen.blogspot.com/2011/08/dylans-room-part-2.html

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  53. Love, love, love this!! I would love to put it in my kids play room....thank you so much for sharing your ideas!!

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  54. I love this! The simplicity of it is beautiful! Such a sweet message!

    By the way, I am hosting my very FIRST link party and I would love to have you link this to it--
    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-1.html

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  55. Im making one tonight. We JUST tore down our fence...I'm so inspired. I'll take photos...Thanks!

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  56. How did you get the boards to stay together? Not sure how to do that...

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  57. This is such a labor of love! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  58. Beautiful! And I have that same chair!

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  59. This is beautiful! Good luck on crafting with the stars!
    wavesandwinks.blogspot.com

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  60. Love this! What did you use to hang and how did you hold the boards together? Would love to make this for my daughters room.

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  61. I love your style!!! Where did you get your chair? Great work. I am excited to follow your work. I love diy!

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  62. I'm so excited to get to "craft" with you for CWTS! You do amazing work!

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  63. This is so awesome! And I absolutely love that chair! I'm a new follower. =]

    Thanks for sharing.

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  64. Love the sign, but love the chair more! I have been looking for a green print chair for quite some time. Where did you get it?

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  65. love this!! Did you use just white wall paint or some kind of whitewash mixture? DId you glue the boards together or nail them to another piece of wood on back?

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  66. This is awesome. I love it!!!

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  67. Where did you find that chair? It is perfect.

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  68. This is so beautiful. Are you going to do a tutorial on how to make it?

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  69. LOVE THIS!! did yo glue them together or nail them to posts on back???

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  70. Oh my. I adore this. Simply perfect. I must make one myself. Or a few, and give them out to those I love, always. Thank you SO much for the inspiration.

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  71. just saw this through Pinterest. Can you tell me how you put the boards together? Also the details on how you made it? I LOVE it and would like to make one for my friend for her birthday. How did you get the lettering on it? Joy :0)

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  72. I LOVE THIS!!! And want to recreate... How did you do the lettering? If it was stencils, how do you keep it from bleeding? Your letters looked perfect!

    Thanks!

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  73. Are there plans for a tutorial on this? How did you get the boards to stay together and where did u get the distressed fence boards? This is awesome!

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  74. This sign is so great and I love that it is on wood. I love anything dealing with wood. I think it instantly warms up the place and gives a texture like no other.

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  75. This warms the room and the heart. Thanks for sharing!

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  76. I'm in love with the entire area! The sign is great...but I am infatuated with that chair!!! :)

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  77. So cute! I would also love to know where that chair came from. Love it!

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  78. So cute! I am also in love with the chair! Would love to know where it came from. Love it!

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  79. Did you use stencil for the lettering or free hand it??? It looks so perfect and I have a horrible handwriting. Wondering how to get it like your's???? Loveeeeee it!!!!

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  80. Did you paint the wood? If so what did you use?

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    1. I did paint the wood. I used a watered down Behr Swans Wing White paint. You can kinda play around with how much you water it down to get the effect you want.

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  81. This is soooo cute! I am going to make one for our nursery. This is a perfect starting point for us. Can I as the dimensions of the final product? Thanks - Jessie

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  82. I really like this idea. Anyway you could post a step-by-step for how you pulled it off? How did you get the wood together, and the white paint looks old but not?

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  83. This is so simple but beautiful. We are replacing our back fence soon so I have a feeling I'll be putting a few of those old boards to good use.

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  84. I'm a little late but I love it! Tell me where you get the stencils from?

    Renea

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  85. I love this sign you made! Hope to make something similar with an old wooden beer sign I found at a garage sale. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  86. Absolutely Adorable! I was just hired to make one for a girlfriend's Grandson's nursery and she sent me to this site to look at yours! Well done!

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  87. I love the sign! Trying to make something similar and wondered if you have any tips on how to attach the boards together...? Thanks!!

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  88. I looooooooove this!! <2 So sweet and heart warming...I'm making it today. Thank you for giving me something that can make ANYONE who reads it smile inside <3

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  89. Love this and am making a similar one for my daughter's room right now! Would you mind telling me what font you used for the words?

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  90. I saw this on pinterest and made one for my daughter's nursery. 11 more days till her due date. Thank you so much for the inspiration! Kelly

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  93. I was thinking that this could also look nice made out of a recycled wood pallet, would give it some additional dimension :)

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  94. Love this! What did you use to get the boards together and what font stencils did you use? Thank you!

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  95. Oooh, I need to make one of these for each of my girls' rooms. Awesome.

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