Sunday, October 2, 2011

"T" is for Thanks

Give Thanks painted sign.

Simple but so meaningful.

A daily reminder, especially for those young ones just beginning to read (and read everything everywhere we go!).

And perfect for Thanksgiving.

Here's how I made the sign:

1. Using a piece of pallet wood lay out the printed letters.
Trace the letters with a ballpoint pen making a slight indent in the wood:

2. Paint inside the indent left behind:

3. Layer up the paint colors: red, brown, black then highlight with off white.

Sand to distress.

Stain with Minwax special walnut.

Seal with satin poly.

The pallet wood has lots of character:

A simple project with a big message.

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
Weekly Challenge @ The CSI Project



  1. Really Beautiful Jaime! I love the white highlights! Hope you had a beautiful day today!

  2. This is lovely! I do like the "character" pallet wood has.

  3. Ooooh, really like this one. Love the font and the highlights--really makes the lettering pop. I think this one is my favorite sign you've done so far!

  4. i love the rustic piece of wood you used! it looks great with the saying.

  5. I love how you highlighted the letters! It's a beautiful sign, Jaime. I like the pallet wood, too.

  6. You did a great job on the sign! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Great sign! love how the wood looks, and it looks great with your pumpkins, which I also love!

  8. Beautiful job Jaime...thanks for sharing at my NTT party.


  9. Wow!! I love love this... so cute.. such a lovely thought!! :-)

  10. That's gorgeous, very professional look to it.


  11. Some great tips here. I have a sign in mind for a Christmas gift - so this was inspiring and helpful!

  12. Love your sign...thanks so much for posting the instructions...I may try to make one for my home!

  13. This came out beautifully. Thanks for the tutorial!

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

  14. This is just perfect! I would love to make one too. I'm going to scrounge for some wood in the garage. Love how you highlighted the letters.

  15. I'm getting ready to paint my first sign and I hope that it turns out half as good as yours always do. I love how rustic and simple this one is.

  16. I really like your sign! I like that it's painted rather than using vinyl. I use vinyl all the time, but I think the painted gives it a feel! Thanks for sharing. :)
    Amy @ The Happy Scraps