Thursday, April 25, 2013

What Happens on the Patio...

Is it true that what happens on the patio....

stays on the patio?

A friend posted a great sign she found on Pinterest onto Facebook... with the caption... "she bet Susan could make one"...


I've been wanting to try making a sign with 
stick-on scrapbook letters anyway... so here was my chance!

I began by painting a board white, then I stuck scrapbook stickers on to make the saying (being sure to use a straight edge).

I gave the sign a couple coats of Annie Sloan
 Chalk Paint... the color is Florence.

I let the paint dry overnight then carefully removed the letters.

There was very minimal leakage but in hindsight if I had painted a coat of the original white over the letters first,
the lettering would be even more perfect.

Ta-da! It worked just like I hoped it would!

I gave it a little sanding then a coat of clear wax.

I wanted it to be a little more rustic so I gave it another
 coat of wax, this time dark wax.

I loved it and I hoped my friend Kate would too.

Kate just finished a beautiful fireplace on her patio...

and Yay she likes it and the sign is perfect out there!

When's the party Kate?


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  1. wow! Susan so beautiful! But the letters as you cut? .. Smackkk

  2. love it.. Im gonna make one that says "porch" instead of patio.. what letters did you use?

  3. I have a sign for the shed and the annual Halloween party like that. I just felt it was appropriate to remind folks.


  4. how fun Susan! :) great job with the stick on letters


  5. Fabulous results...this is awesome and thanks for sharing with us : ) hugs...


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