Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Friend for my Welcome Post

#2 completes my front step.....for now at least!  I love the Welcome Post that I made last week, but I thought my front step didn't look complete.  So I decided to make her a friend!

Introducing the skinny!  I ♥ her!

For this project I cut a 2x2 24" long, I cut down a 1x6 into 2 3.5"x3.5" squares and 2 2.5"x2.5" squares.  I centered the squares and screwed through the middle into the 2x2.  


Did I mention I started this project at 10:30 after the girls went to bed and needed to spray paint?  No problem I made my own indoor spray booth!  My husband would probably kill me if he knew I spray painted in the garage, but what he doesn't know won't hurt anyone :) 


After I sprayed it black I am addicted to black and distressed it.  I used a cheap mug hook I bought at WalMart and screwed it in near the top.


To make my sign I cut a 1x4 down to make a 3.5"x4.25" rectangle and sprayed it heirloom white.  I gave it 5 minutes to dry and used my ink pad on the edges.  I used my Cricut and vinyl to cut the fleur de lis.  I drilled a hole near the top and used ribbon for the hanger.  I added some cheap upholstery tacks to the corners for a little extra.


And now I believe that my step is complete!


And remember the pot casualty from last week?  Nothing that a little gorilla glue couldn't fix, it's as good as new!  We are heading to the bridal shower tonight so I will post pics of everything we made tomorrow!  Can't wait!

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28 comments:

Kristin said...

Oh! I like the skinny! I've told my hubby all about your original post, and he said he thinks we actually already have the lumber to make one. I'm super excited :-) Got a giveaway for some lovely natural homemade soap going on at Windy Poplars. Come check it out, and enter for a chance to win! Hope you had a fun time at your bridal shower!

Heather said...

That is so cute I may just have to make one for my front porch!!!

Decorchick! said...

What a great idea! Definitely bookmarking this. :)

Karena said...

Looking good, I love your DIY, great project, very creative. Come and see dome of mine! Plus giveaway.

Karena
Art by Karena

Diane said...

OMGosh, the little companion post is just as cute as the larger post. I might even like it better since fleur de lis is my favorite thing in the world, lol.

Thanks for visiting me over at Pittypat Paperie and suggesting the site for the vinyl. The very best price I have found for the vinyl is at this link:

http://www.vinylsuperstore.com/specials/

I have ordered from them a couple of times and they have fast service as well.

Thanks again for stopping by Pittypat Paperie. Come again anytime.

Katie said...

It looks great! Oh and where I live you have to spray in the garage cuz it is so windy or it is too cold. I think we are going to have to stain the floor before we ever sell it.

Stephanie Lynn said...

Oh I love the skinny just as much as the big one! Super cute idea! Love these! Thanks for joining The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Angie said...

I love the welcome post and the fleur de lis post! I am a sucker for black and fleur de lis! LOVE it. I might have to see what I have along the lines of scrap wood laying around here!

Sheri@childmade.com said...

Well done! I'd like that for hanging my yard flags. Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

Laurie-Jean said...

I'm all about French and fleur de lis!! I so NEED/WANT a Cricut! Very clever post. (No pun intended)

Mom_Rhonda said...

I love love love the skinny post!!

Dawn said...

I loved the big one, but I really really love the skinny one!!!

Leanne said...

I love both of them. They look great.

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

More great ideas! Thanks again for linking to Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

those are so great! what a unique way to add visual interest to your front door- love it! and the black is perfect!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I love it! So simply to make, yet sophisticated. I might have to come back and make one of these!

Stephanie Cameron said...

Oh I love this...I need to make one for myself!

Nancy said...

This is so cute and looks pretty simple to do! Love your front porch!

Fawnda said...

looks great! :)

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

What a cute idea! I love that you can hang things on it. I need to make one!

Thanks so much for linking up to the CSI Project! We really appreciate it. I hope you will come back next week for our Hardware Store challenge!

XOXO
Jen

Lanie Ree said...

This is fantastic! Your front porch looks perfect.

Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy session over at Life in the Pitts!

Life in Rehab said...

Neat idea! I have a ton of scrap wood, so I think I'll make a tropical version this weekend. Thanks!

Donene said...

This turned out so cute! I like the skinny post!

Beth @ Blue Socks said...

Oh I love this idea!! I'm off to see if I have room for something like this on my front porch!!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

These are so cute! I have a concrete step similar to yours and I never quite know what to do with it -- so I am saving this idea to use later this summer. Thanks so much for the great tutorial. Love the name of your blog btw.

Mine for the Making said...

I love skinny! She's so cute ;) The sign is adorable and the tacks just give it that little extra something. Great ideas! Totally my style!

Shell said...

Love both of your posts. What font/cartridges did you use to make the signs? Thanks

Malia said...

Your posts are very cute! Love your blog with many cute things.... Looking forward to seeing more!

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