Thursday, April 13, 2017

More Stencils = More Signs

More signs. Love making them and I am so glad I feel like working on them again. The collecting of suitable boards, prepping the boards, adding new stencils to my collection, deciding on what stencil matches or fits and then stenciling, waxing and taking photos and putting the signs in my booths at Village Antiques Mall is a sequence that works for me.

Bistro No. 1, finished, started a couple of months ago.

As I add more stencils and paint and wood to my storage area I have to become a bit more creative about 'where things go. So I cleared off the top a tall cupboard, filled a garbage bag with dried hydrangea, removed most of the vases and... moved my small boards up and off the floor. I don't love the look but it is a relief to have an area of the floor empty of boxes and boards and reclaim another section of the living room.

Earlier organization October 2016 has been maintained and supplies remain readily available. New paint and waxes have been squeezed in.

I started the year adding several of  Donna@Funky Junk Interiors new Old Stencils to my collection, prepped my boards, made a few signs, more signs and...winter snow and ice got in the way of making more.

Snow, more snow, more ice and snow seemed to care of January and February. Spring Break activities took a big chunk of March. Furniture was repaired, great winter Estate sale finds were photographed, priced and put in my booths, posts were written, more home organization was accomplished. Now the time has been carved out to make more signs.

I was looking back to my first tries at using stencils. This one is from April 2012, a long way from what I am working on now.

My confidence and understanding of how to fix a stenciling problem have increased (chalk paint washes off a stencil project if done right away and can be sanded off if dried, as well as over-painted with the background colour and tried again).

I got to practice that with the mis-spelled Jarden sign that I changed to Garden since only one letter was involved in that change. Had to repaint the area I sanded back and stenciled over each letter on the original sign to make sure the letter colours were the same.

I made another sign to replace it. Below you can see the messes I made with my second try of the Jardin sign. Drill press issues when making holes which I filled with drywall compound, then had a stencil 'whoops' again, started E when the letter I was needed

Washed off the mistake, repainted that area as well as the repair to the back and the marks from fingermarks on the board. Not my plan when I started. 

Hope the black arrows help out with the right/down/left sequence.

Finished 2nd sign - waxed, polished, hung up

Next sign was a smaller sized FARMHOUSE. I visited Painted With Love , 1269 Beach Grove Delta BC and Brittany had some signs I wanted. She had Funky Junk Interiors small Farmhouse sign so I started with that. I picked up Fusion Lamp White for the background.

One coat each side (drilled holes in the board before starting) then added a second coat to the front, stenciled with Beckley Coal then when dry clear waxed.

I am loving this smaller FARMHOUSE stencil.

Finally the beautiful cutting board is stenciled and I love the result.

Flashback to April 28/16 Thrifted and Stenciled 2.

Took a picture of the Coffee Sign in my booth.

Hint of next post picture.

Stenciling returns.

Thanks for visiting.

If you love a barn door look check out this one posted by Donna of Funky Junk Interiors and fall in love with reclaimed barn wood.

Featured by Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors April 21/17

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  1. You do make the best stenciled signs! Love the coffee one!

  2. What fun to make just the signs you want to... and to do such a nice job of it, too. :)

  3. Your stenciled signs are so great. Love your cheerful header.

    Happy Spring.


  4. I love your stencils. I wish I were more creative like that.

  5. Your signs are always so beautiful! One of these days I need to buy stencils. There's always something else I need more.

  6. You have inspired me! I have been collecting old bread boards and stenciling is the best way to make them over. LOVE your coffee sign!

  7. Oh you are quite crafty and these are so cool. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday to you and also a Happy Easter! HUGS

  8. Where did you get the National brewers coffee stencil? I love the look of it on that board.

  9. All of your projects look the stencils you used!

  10. Joy, I love the new jardin sign. The cutting board is my favorite. Great stencils. Sylvia D.

  11. Well done on saving the Jarden sign and for showing how you did it. All your signs are great and I'd be taking the coffee sign home with me if I ever did get to visit your booth!
    Happy Mosaic Monday.

  12. Your signs are really pretty - great job!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous signs! I love all things stencil, you're really clever to work out the hacks. Thank you for linking up! #sharethejoy

  14. These are just great!! I've got a ton of weathered barn wood. Love your signs!

  15. I love stenciled signs. Fun! Happy Monday!

  16. I do love your sign! Do they sell well in your booth?

  17. You are so talented!! I love the cutting board you stenciled! That is awesome! Thanks for linking up on Friday Frenzy! XOXO

  18. Love your signs Joy. You do an amazing job!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  19. The signs look good. I like them.

  20. The coffee board turned out fantastic, Joy! Your stencil are always so nice :)


  21. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  22. I'm loving the heck out of all these stencils! :)

    I'd like to invite you to share this at the brand-new Farmhouse Friday link party which kicks off this Friday at 6:00 am PST! I am giving away a $50 Amazon gift certificate to celebrate, and I will also share your linkup on DIY Farmhouse Style Facebook group where I admin, which at this writing has over 130k members! :)

    Hope to see you on Friday!

    The Painted Hinge

  23. Very nice :) Thank you for attending the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty. I shared your post on Pinterest.

  24. Once again Joy? You've captured my sign lovin' heart with your signs. I'm especially smitten with the cutting board! NEED.

    I've featured you in this weekend's DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 375. Thanks for linking up! :)

  25. The signs look great. Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould.

  26. I can never get enough of these signs! They're all gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for sharing this on the Farmhouse Friday link party! :)


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