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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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.


  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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