Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"C" is for Cupcakes

Sweet cupcakes painted sign.

No inspiration here, I just had this one in my head.

A little different from all my previous signs, I made a frame to complete the look:

The sign is distressed as usual:

Who can resist a little sweet treat?

Here's how I made the sign:

1. Using 3/4" plywood scrap (17" x 9.5") paint two coats base color.
Print out letters and align on wood.

2. Use ball point pen to trace letters.
Paint inside the indent.

Layer up the colors and add decorative details.

3. Sand to distress.

4. To make frame cut lattice molding to length.
(molding is 1/4"thick x 7/8"wide)

5. Glue and nail long frame pieces on top and bottom first:

6. Repeat process for short ends.
Sand lightly to smooth corners.

7. Stain with Minwax Ipswich Pine.
Seal with satin poly.

Makes my house feel like a real sweet shop.

I'm loving the framed edge, you can bet more signs will be finished in this fashion.

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework


  1. This is so sweet! I love it! It looks perfect.

  2. Oh I love that! Great job!

    evie @ brown paper packages

  3. i still have an eye for your stuff. havent been online forever...and picked your sign over at somewhat simple! great as always. LOVE the colors

  4. I LOVE this sign! SOOOO cute! You are so inspiring and truly an artist! Keep up the wonderful work!!

  5. Lovin' this sign! I am obsessed with cupcakes!

  6. The lattice molding for the frame is a great idea! I love this sign.

  7. What a cute sign. You always do such a good job. I check your blog daily!

  8. Really cute! Love the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing!

    Debra @ September Acres

  9. Don't you love when you have an original project and it comes out awesome like this? Stopping by from Chic on a Shoestring and loving this sign! Totally pinning it.

  10. Love cupcakes and your follower! Great job. : )

  11. LOVELY Post :)
    and do not miss.....




    WELCOME :)
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

  12. I love it!! Great job! I'm your newest follower and I found you through Lolly Jane!

  13. That is just the sweetest sign! Great job! And, the cupcakes look delish. Found you via The DIY Showoff. Toodles, Kathryn

  14. Very cute -- like the way you framed it out -- now all I can think about is how much I'd love a cupcake :)

  15. This is super cute! It would be great for a birthday party or it could give me the excuse to always have cupcakes in the house:)

  16. Love this! I just completed my first painted sign as well- they're so fun. I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog and check out the giveaway I'm having for a Dremel Saw Max! I think you could use it on your future projects!

  17. Oooohhh, this is so VERY pretty...the colours even LOOK like cupcakes!!

    Deborah ♥♥ (visiting happily from you might stop by and say hi!)

  18. Super love this :))hello..stopping in from the inspiration board :)) loving your blog and officially following ya with to browse some more :)) I'm Marilyn via hope u can stop in sometime..:))

  19. What a beautiful cupcake sign! I simply love the bright colors (all girls love pink). Wow, you're very talented. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend. :o)

  20. love this, so simple and cute. featured at this weekend's party (:

    thanks for linking up! xoxo