Welcome to the Porch Sign

Another great reason to get out and 
walk early in the morning...

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Besides the great exercise, you get to be one
of the first people to check out the neighbors' trash piles.

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This lovely painted, chippy, old board was sticking right out
of someone's garbage can.  Not wanting to slow down my
other 3 walking buddies, I went back with the car after my walk.

This 5 foot piece of painted pine was perfect. I didn't need to do 
a thing to it except to wash it down. 

I printed out the words I wanted on my computer, used a piece of carbon paper in between the paper and the board... and traced.

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I painted in the letters with black craft paint, gave it a quick
once-over with sandpaper to distress the letters,
 and the sign was good to go.

I added a rusty piece of hardware for a hook to hang a wreath.

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And 2 hours later the neighbors trash was ready to hang!

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And that my friends is the real fun of exercise!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. I like this. Love the simplicity. The rusty hanger and grapevine wreath are perfect!

    Happy Wednesday!

  2. I love it! Yes, you do make exercise sound like a blast!

  3. Susan,
    I love your sign but, the story is a hoot. I carried a plant table on a five mile walk I found in the trash. It is great to know I have company.
    Have a great day,
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads

  4. Ready made patina straight from the curb... nothing like it! Adorable sign!!

  5. I need to walk more and I need that for my porch. =)



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