Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Seed House

I felt like puttering yesterday.
So I made a sign.
My baby girl is 18 tomorrow.
I should have baked one of these.
Instead, I'll be staying up late baking a cake tonight. 
(I didn't want to put down my paintbrush and start baking.)
  I love it when I can get into a project and lose myself in it.
I used this old door.
The one I found in the shop on our farm. I love the hinges.
 And I really like how this one turned out.
Some of the letters almost look like ghost images.
The white paint on the door was so old, I didn't even have to sand it much in spots. It just came off with one swipe of the sandpaper.
 It reminds me of grade school, and walking with my brother and my best childhood friend past this building every day on my way to school.  
(Hi, Allan! Hi, Connie!)
I'll hang mine in my craft room.
I found this the other day.
It's the first thing to bloom here.
I can see it from my kitchen window.
Not happy with one little crocus, I got these.
($6 at Mallwart! Get some while they last!)


Suveliina said...

It's looking amazing again Suzanne! WOW !!! I love the story of the sign too. Just beautiful! Have a great day!

Marie @ Chocolate-Covered Chaos said...

I love how your sign turned out! The hinges are perfect, and I LOVE how it looks behind those JARS. My weakness.
I've been thinking about buying some flowers, too. It's pouring today may be the day.

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

Suzanne! the sign is awesome... whats your trick with stenciling? i have the hardest time with them. and where to get good stencils? oh... also... i have decided that you need to open your own little shop!!!!! : )

SANDI said...

Wow! I really Love that sign. You did an awesome job. Love those jars too!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Okay, not only to I want some soap~ now I want that sign!!! Seriously awesome!

Red Gate Farm said...

Well for starters... I love your enamel container full of tulips! So spring-y!

That seed house sign is fantastic! I love that you used an old door complete with hardware... of course I LOVE that inspiration photo as well.


GRAMS said...

I love it! You are so clever. Happy birthday to your daughter.

Emily@TheWickerHouse said...

Suzanne!! I Love it! I sure wish I had a farm I could "shop" from. I just love your creative style. I'm actually also in love with the picture of the old building, Would you mind if I printed it off and framed it??

Happy Big 18 to your baby! said...

I made a sign yesterday too! :)
Love your sign, everything about it. The hinges are cool!
happy birthday to your baby girl.
I love crocus! too cute.

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Wow, I really love this sign! Did you stencil the letters? Curious? I bought some old cabinet doors at the Restore, yesterday. I'd love to make one. The hinges left on really add to the character.
Happy 18th to your daughter!

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

Love it! Did you do that free hand?

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is adorable! you do some productive puttering.

Here On Crow Creek said...

Your sign looks really great. I love having a project to and I love it when it turns out great like yours did. Happy Birthday to your baby girl. My son just turned 19. They grow up to fast dont they.

Sara @ thesherlockshome said...

Your sign looks great! Good luck on the cake, and Happy Birthday to your girl!

Amber said...

It's wonderful! You are really talented with making signs Suzanne. I agree with Cassie, you do some productive puttering. haha :)

Happy birthday to your daughter. I just signed Grace up for Kindergarten yesterday. I know she'll be 18 before I know it.

NanaDiana said...

Your sign turned out great, Suzanne. Love that color paint...perfect on that old door! Hmmmm...I think I need some tulips! Hugs- Diana

poindextr said...

18th birthday - that's an important one - happy birthday to your daughter! And. Of course. I love your adorable light blue lettering on the old door. Will look so fabulous in your craft room :)

Dagmar said...

Hi Suzanne,
love the sign..has a real nice vintage feel. I think it will look good in your craft room.Glad you left the old hinges on! good work!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Another great sign! I love the old hinges still on it. I get lost in projects too. I need to find some old wood to make a sign. I'm never going to find a real old one. And I might even force myself to walmart just for some tulips!

{ The Painted Home } said...

I love it! the colors are perfect.
d e n i s e

A Cottage Muse said...

Love the sign and the color of the letters!!

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Suzanne your sign looks WONDERFUL....! I WISH you could do one for me....I NEED a sign....hahahahaha....

Speaking of which....Did you MEAN to say Wallwart....Because if you did...VERY appropro my Friend.... :o) !!

When I was over recently I referred to it as 'THE Wallmart' to denote an evil tenticular conotation....VERY wart like indeed....**wink**....!!

Cheers for now from Oz ON FRIDAY,
Tamarah :o)

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I love your sign and how it reminds you of walking to school as a child. I agree that there is nothing like losing yourself in a project. I always feel it is a bit of a gift to have the luxury of time, means, health etc to be able to spend the time on a project without interruption.

By the way, I think you really deserve some tulips if all you have out in the garden is one lone crocus - poor girl!

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Great sign, love how you aged it. Getting lost in projects is the ultimate, isn't it?

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