Sunday, January 6, 2013

"O" is for Optimistic

Paint: Be Optimistic sign

I painted this little gem inspired by the graphic below that came to me in a weekly update email from Best Made Co.:

 You can also find the graphic on Pinterest.

I must admit I was always taken by this little badge from Best Made Co.:

So I change the background color for fun and added a frame:

The 1" thick frame makes a great border:

And lets the sign stand on its own, no need to hang:

Here's how to paint the Be Optimistic sign:

1. Print out graphic. *see notes above about sources*
Paint 3/4" plywood piece (9" x 6") pink, line up print out on top of wood board and trace letters with ballpoint pen:

2. Paint on and inside the indent left behind by the pen:

3. Add 1" wood trim as frame with 5/8" wire brads or finish nails and glue:

I'm linking up to:

SAS @ Funky Junk
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now


  1. You can't go wrong with that sign to remind you of what may be waiting around the next corner. Well done!

  2. I love that font-thanks for the great tutorial!