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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Trash to Treasure

I can't believe I lost my before pics of this new sign. Use your imagination and picture a Mail Pouch barn in the far right. A bridge over a babbling brook with several horses partaking in its refreshment and a duster clad cowboy tending to his horse on the far left.
It was the size of the stretched canvas and raw wood frame that caught my eye. I had been wanting to make a sign for our backyard resort so aptly named "Porcha Mi Yarda" during our "Staycation".

Some primer, some spray paint and letters cut with my digital diecutter as a stencil for the words that I painted on that very large canvas. I used the ttf Black Jack. One of my favorite scripts because it welds togheter so nicely.

The sign was "donated" to my worthy cause by my neighbor Betsy during her recent
yard sale. I sent my scout over to see the price before going over to purchase it. I was quite shocked to see my bargain scout return with the sign telling me that Betsy just wanted it out of her driveway. My daughter knows me oh so well and already knew what my plans were before I told her. Got to love that mother-daughter bond when it comes to yardsaling and repurposing. My 13 yr old daughter is coming along nicely in her training.

The picnic table and bench you see below the sign was a found item. Found behind an overgrown forsythia bush in our backyard. I have seen the other bench at the neighbor's house....so I am not sure what belongs to who....but I am probably going to go and ask them if I can have it. I have a nice collection of items their teen grandsons have thrown over the fence and I am sure it will be an easy trade.
The Ralph Lauren paint I used on the picnic table is just the prettiest shade. I can't say enough good things about the pigments and coverage of this paint. Thanks Remodeling Guy for your review.
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