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Monday, September 24, 2012

A Little Welcome Sign


So I found this little welcome sign. Nice and sturdy with hangers on the back.
But...ugly....well, in my opinion. :) 
 I couldn't figure out the black dalmatian spots and the eye placement on the bird was all wrong.


I got out my paints and redid the front.
Now, I think that bird is much better! :)


A pine bough, pine cones and a free handed message...


I left the chippy paint on the edges and the hangers on the back.


A before and after story!


If you're interested, I put it in the shop today!
A fun little afternoon project.
What did you do today?



55 comments:

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    1. and R in CA, if you read my blog...thank you so much! :)

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    2. R is back
      To cause some "nice post" flack haha

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    1. thanks, michelle...it was really fun to give that a makeover!

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  3. oo...i like the colors in yours much better....beautiful on the bird esp...wow...sold too...nice...

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    1. oh, me too! I couldn't wait to 'fix' it! haha. Especially that eye! eeek!

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  4. wow! great redo! I can see why it sold already!

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    1. thanks, martha! I might have to paint another one! :) It was fun! And the best part is selling, of course!

      how was all of your company?

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    2. oh we had fun! and now I have some white chocolate pumpkin cheesecake left over that I'd be happy to share :)

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    3. white chocolate pumpkin cheesecake! wow...that sounds very good!

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    4. think creamy pumkin custard pie and you'll be close. it's delicious! and...uh...notlowcalorie! ha

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    5. mmmmm! Will it be on your blog soon?

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    6. already there :) I think it's posted in October of last year

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    7. oh good....I'll have to try that some time this fall!

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  5. Really lovelly Betsy, look really beauty I understand you sold:)
    What I make ? I go to the grocery for some things (and I saw blackberries I cant resist (frozen) Im thinking what make:)
    I went to buy some colors to my embrodery Im making to an special friend:)
    We ate burritos with avocados and tomatos ( I sound like you in your sidebar)
    I putt in order house is a mess sometimes:(
    I put some pictures in Pinterest:)

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    1. thanks, dear. :)

      can't wait to see what you do with the blackberries!
      can't wait to see the embroidery!
      burritos sound delish!
      I still need to put my house in order! I just started the laundry! ha.
      I need someone to help me with my Pinterest! I signed up but that is all!

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    2. I can help you in pinterest Im really proud that I know (not all ) I learned ALONE nobody here understand about pinterest, tomorrow I will send you a mail how I made ;)
      YOu have amazing pictures!!!

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    3. great...I'll take all the help I can get! ha.

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  6. Wow much better than before
    And sold already at your shore
    Damn you are on a roll
    Will soon meet your get rich goal haha
    Didn't want to change "welcome" to "Go away"
    That would have made Grammar Nazi's day hahaha

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    1. haha..oh, I forgot his door mat said that!
      we got one for our brother-in-law like that.
      Maybe the next one I should paint that way...
      would you like it to hang on your elephant's tray?
      lol....

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    2. I have an elephant now?
      That is news to me, wow haha

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    3. Look at your blog header, dear
      You're loosing your mind, I fear.

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  7. Perhaps I could make an appointment for a "Do Over"...If you can do that to a sign..Wow...I'd be excited to see what you could do for me!! Betsy, can you tell I'm having a bad hair day, and don't have time to get a perm before my whirlwind trip.

    You amaze me with your so many talents. The sign is adorable, and the person who bought it, has a treasure!

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    1. haha...oh, back in the 80's I gave myself many perms! You know, the Dirty Dancing look?

      The sign was so much fun to do and I was thrilled someone actually wanted to buy it! :)

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  8. I like that it now has that "Betsy" touch.

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    1. Me, too! I liked it so much better! :)

      I have your package ready to go in the mail tomorrow! :)

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    2. YEA!
      Betsy, you how much I love your artistic abilities.
      Now I can't wait for your book!

      Thanks! Looking forward to it coming.

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    1. thank you annmarie...I really had fun giving it a makeover!

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  10. We went out to Sonnenberg Gardens and took a walk. Maybe there will be some pictures tomorrow.

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    1. What a lovely day! I know I'll enjoy the pictures!

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  11. What a transformation!!! Lovely! Take care
    x

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  12. The makeover is beautiful ... you are one talented lady!

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  13. Wow. what an improvement! And how fabulous that it sold...so quickly, too.

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    1. I know...I was surprised...and happy! ;)

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  14. I really like how you made it so much prettier and I was not surprised at how fast it was snatched up. You could probably add making "Welcome" signs to one of the many businesses that you do. I know you have to be getting ready for basket season to be gearing up pretty soon. It is almost that time of year again. I truly never know how you find the time to do so much. You totally master your time that is for sure.

    Any way Pinterest is pretty easy and other than to say that you first make boards, then start pinning things to them, follow others who follow you and others who's pins you like and then pin things on your own. I think that just about covers it. Oh and you need to add a "Pin it" button to your toolbar so that way you can pin anything you find on the computer. It is a very easy thing to do. I think they have a help or about section in there. And if you pin something to the wrong board then you just repin it to the correct board and then delete it from the wrong board. Or if you double and triple pin something then you can delete it too. Or you can leave them alone and have it pinned again and again. It is just a fun way to share what one finds on the internet because there is so dang much stuff out there and we do not have the time to visit every site.

    All I can say is be afraid, be very afraid, I mean really afraid of losing all sense of time once you enter the world of Pinterest. Which is funny because I had posted something about it in this weeks new Theme Thursday and then saw it in your's and Gloria's comments. And I try to only go there once a week or maybe twice, but I was looking for a recipe the other day and now I have so many pins that I am not even sure if I remember pinning them. Oh my!

    God bless.

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    1. oh yes...basket season! haha....November is when it hits for me!

      Thanks for the tips on Pinterest! I need to just sit down and do it!

      haha...oh, I can see how it would be easy to sit there all day! Kind of like blogging! ha.

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  15. Obviously I am behind here...sold already? I can see why! Beautiful re-do!

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    1. It was only in the shop an hour or so! ha.

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  16. What didn't I do??? That's the question...
    Your little sign is very sweet... :o)

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    1. so you had a very busy day, I'm guessing!

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  17. You have such a creative eye for these things. Love the balance in your "new" version.

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    1. yes, I think it's much nicer to look at. ha.

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    1. The Mister said, "Aren't you going to keep that?" I said, no...I hope someone buys it! ha.

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  19. Beautiful...love the pine boughs and cones. Reminds me of our giant pine tree. And the cute bird fits in perfectly. Sounds like you had a creative day : )
    We went to the Feast of the Hunters Moon on Saturday. And on Sunday attended a recital for a church organ dedication, that unks choir sang in. We had perfect fall weather here.

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  20. really enjoying seeing your creativity in action! Wonderful job!

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  21. its so beautiful Betsy..how you manage so many things?? I just wonder..

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