Tuesday, January 11, 2011

All you Need is Love ... and a little wood and some paint ...

I made these signs. Of course from the famous Beatles' song.
You could call it valentine decor, but since it's black & white this will stay up year round.









Here was my inspiration piece: I ripped it out of my magazine, but I believe it was Romantic Country Magazine. I have no idea what this says but I just loved it.

I used what I already had, a large board + letter stencils from my scrapbook stash (I think you can buy similar ones at an office supply store), + some cream paint= Free Art (Do you know how much I love that!)
I layed out my stencils to figure out how I wanted my design to be.

Here it is, freshly painted.

Then I sanded with the grain to allow distress lines to pop through the letters.

I also slightly antiqued with a walnut stain, then added a topcoat.
About an hour or so later I had this:


34 comments:

  1. Wow beautiful!! I need something like this is my house! I also LOVE that song :)

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  2. Great! I just made something similar (http://teenytinydesign.blogspot.com/2011/01/round-chalkboard-project.html) to go over our bed. It's a happy-go-lucky song that I like to be reminded of every day!

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  3. This is so beautiful! I want to make something like this. It just pops against the wall!

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  4. Hi! I am your newest follower! I love your ideas and especially this one since like you said I could do it for free stenciling is so cute and fun!

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  5. "I love you more than yesterday less than tomorrow" Now I must do one in the French!!!!

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  6. All I need are these signs. They are beautiful!

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  7. that's very similar to Edie's..I don't know if she made hers or bought it..cute

    http://www.lifeingraceblog.com/2010/09/fall-mantel.html

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  8. Darling- love your signs - they came out so neat and love that song!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  9. Love it! Can't wait to see more!

    xoxo,
    Ellen

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  10. These are freaking awesome! You rock!

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  11. Very cute! I've been wanting to do something like this myself, but with the quote 'Home is wherever I'm with you'.

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  12. I love this. I have something similar planned, but with the French lyrics to Michelle (James Bond's fav Beatles song). Yours looks fab.

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  13. I love your blog! I made a sign just like that last year after going to a home decor store and seeing you! I thought, "I could make that!" We must be kindred spirits!

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  14. just found you through Restoration House -- love your blog! love your artwork!!! happy weekend!

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  15. Love the signs! Do you know what the French ones say? Darn...wish I'd paid more attention in high school.

    New follower (and fellow mom of 4) from Tatertots and Jello!

    Blessings,

    Alison

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  16. Would love for you to add this to my link party: www.thetreasurist.blogspot.com Just click on Thursday Treasures link at top of page.

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  17. Love this tutorial, Michele! And I love the French language, too. Sure wish I knew what it says.....but I do know that "je t'aime" means "i love you"! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  18. Great knock-off! You "AMAZE ME"! Thank you for linking up to the "Amaze Me Monday" blog party!!

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  19. I will surely be copying this for my brother-in-law who LOVES The Beatles! Thanks for the inspiration. I think I have all this stuff on hand too! Great blog, btw.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  20. LOVE the LOVE signs! Thanks for sharing it. :-)

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  21. This is an awesome post, I would really love it if you linked this up to Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage as well! Have a nice Week! Mary :O)

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  22. i love this project and i love your blog! just found you from tater tots and jello) would you mind giving the dimensions of your wood pieces? would love to make something similar! thanks!

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  23. Your blog is very pretty. This project is really nice!

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  24. I love the simplicity of these signs!

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  25. popped over from blessed little nest. love these!!!!

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  26. i have these sort of stencils. i can do this. will i actually do it, is one thing, but in the inspiration file it goes! love it, and especially these lyrics!

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  27. What a wonderful project! They are gorgeous!! BTW, Lisa posted what the original French signs say: "I love you more than Yesterday Less than Tomorrow." Sooo romantic!!

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  28. These are really sweet! I love your vintage typewriter as well!

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  29. Found you on CSI. So cute!! I need more time in my day to make all of these cute projects.
    KELly

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