Monday, August 13, 2012

You Are My Sunshine wall art

I have a sign that was given to me by my granny and it’s been hanging in our room forever but the more and more I looked at it, the less I was liking the style. Not to mention, after my changes I made to our master bedroom, it didn’t fit the décor. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to make something and keep it in our room or do something for another room in the house. Well, I decided to make something for our little one =) So here we go…
Sunshine sign preview
Before, the sign looked like this…
Sunshine sign 3
I got to use some of my paint samples I bought a few weeks ago too. Love this yellow!
Sunshine sign 4
The only thing I wish I would have done differently was SAND it first! Those little dots at the points/intersections of each letter were raised significantly. Rookie mistake, I know Winking smile
Sunshine sign 2
Didn’t have a pic of the stencil but I made it on my SCAL software and then cut it out on the Cricut. After the first cut, I did remake two words that the font was just too teeny tiny and transferred poorly but it was no biggie. AND, I’m ashamed to admit this, but I also redid the word “skies” because…wait for it…I spelled it “skys.” Yes, I am an English major. Yes, my husband noticed it.  And yes, I could not just leave it there like he said to. Oh, and skip buying the primer gray spray paint at the Dollar General. I think it must have been more of a latex paint and I had to be very careful pulling the letters off. Never had a problem with some of the paint I’ve bought there before (I have mad love for the DG) but this didn’t work as well.
Sunshine sign 10
Ta-daaah! There are definitely some imperfections but I do love it. It’s my first detailed sign so I think it will do. Can’t wait to put it up in Kenna’s room.
Sunshine sign
Sunshine sign 5
Sunshine sign 7
Sunshine sign 8
Sunshine sign 9
Until next time, guys =)

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  1. Love it!! I didn't realize you have a blog! I need to subscribe :) Mandy Phillips Fowler

    1. Mandy!!! =) I've had one for awhile but I'm not as loyal at posting things as I should be, lol.

  2. SO cute! This is my daughter's favorite song. I want to so something like this so bad but i don't have a Cricut or a Silhouette. SIGH. I may have to just freehand it.

  3. Very nice! I totally get that the "typo" MUST be changed...even if it's just for your home. :)

  4. I love this! That is mine and my son's favorite song. I think it turned out great! I found your post from the Weekend Wrap Up linky party, thanks for sharing!

  5. Super sweet! You did an amazing job! Love the colors!

  6. So cute. Thank you so much for linking this great project up to the Pinworthy Projects Party over at Just Us Four!

  7. Featuring YOU today! :)

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  8. This is extremely adorable! Great job :)


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