Monday, July 19, 2010

Welcome!

I LOVE  "Welcome" signs....front door wreaths...anything fun for the front door -- I absolutely adore it all (yes, pun intended).  I have lots of welcome signs for different seasons....but just recently I realized that I don't have anything for everyday use. Well how rude of me!!  I thought it was high time we got a welcome sign, inviting people into our house....especially since our pup's barking probably sends people running in the other direction with those terrible high-pitched howls.  


I found this frame at Goodwill last week and I knew it would work PERFECT for a front door "Welcome" sign.  Not that I have anything against rainbows and waterfalls - this picture is just not my style.  But the frame had "come on in" written aaaaall over it!

And as with all fun projects -- the first thing I did was spray paint that little frame.  The thing about our front door though, is that it faces South.  And it is HOT!  (yes even in Minnesota)  Our front door gets SO very hot that anything we hang on the door seems to be affected.  In the winter our wreaths practically fry under the sun's rays and in the summer the inside handle feels like it's on fire.  With that little background on our door, I will tell you, I chose a "high-heat" paint.  The kind that is meant for grills and such.  I'm hoping this will stand up to that Southern sun and not melt away. 

I did not put the backing, picture or glass back into my frame;  I left it open.  I then took these little wooden detail thingies from the hardware store (it was about $5.00 for two) and spray-painted them to match my frame.  Pretty, yes?


I put my square details on the back of my frame in each corner.  That way you don't see the seams where the wood frame and the detail meet, but you do get to see plenty of my lovely square.

<<< Back of frame without square detail.

Back of the frame with square >>>
detail.




Each corner should look like this on the front:


Next I took some leftover ribbon and some painted wooden welcome letters and attached them to the middle of my open frame.  I also used the same ribbon to hang my frame on the front door.  Easy peasy!! That's it - but I am SO thrilled with how it turned out!! :)


Now hopefully my sign will combat that cute barker of ours!


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50 Hand-Me-Downers Shared:

Carrie said...

Oooh, I love those corner pieces! Nice!

JHill said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

LaKeta said...

This turned out just darling! I love the carved pieces in the corners and of course the ribbon is perfect as well!

Have a great day!

LaKeta
1luckeegirl.blogpot.com

Jensamom23 said...

Amanda...that is fantastic! The corner pieces make it pop! Great job!

brandi @ tales of a domestic goddess said...

so so so cute!! what will you think of next =)

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

Very cute and unique...I love it! The ribbon is beautiful and the corner pieces add so much. Thanks for your visit and sweet comment as well.:)

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Very cute!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Very cute and clever! The corner pieces and ribbon really jazz it up!

Juggling Thoughts @ One Fine Wire said...

You have some fantastic ideas, girl - I love this!!

Lisa said...

Very pretty! Is the frame scratching the door? I keep getting yelled at for hanging things that scratch the door so I started adding those little felt stickers to the back.

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Amanda, I love how this turned out. Very cute!!

xinex said...

Very cute! You did great...Christine

Sarah said...

very cute! I too am addicted to buying frames from thrift stores!

Sue at Beach Bungalow said...

Hi Amanda,

Looks like we're in the same 'fixer' boat. Drop in at the Beach Bungalow for a chat sometime!

S

muralimanohar said...

The corners "make" it. Awesome!! :D

Ginger said...

Love it! What a cool alternative to a wreath or something... Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Kaysi said...

Wow that is amazing!!

Nancy said...

Very cute! The little wooden decorative things in the corners really make it neat.

Nancy

Dawn said...

I had a pile of .99 picture frames, like the one in your photos, in my cart at a thrift store today. I couldn't decide what in the world I'd do with them... now... I have to go back and buy them. I love this idea.

Megan @ polishthestars.com said...

I love it! I didn't realize you lived in Minnesota! I'm in the twin cities. You are actually the third Minnesotan I have come across in blogland. What a small world!

mle said...

That is super cute!!! Great out.of.the.ordinary door dec : )

Jen said...

Love this! So cute!

Becca's Dirt said...

Looks great. Very creative. Now I want to borrow your idea for my (blank) front door.

- Brittany said...

Oooo! Love it! And you have a barker too?! We had one, but sadly we had to put her to sleep a few months ago. She was 15 yrs. old.

Just curious how you attached the details in the corner. Glue?

Brittany
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

Amber said...

What a fun idea thanks for sharing!

Amber said...

What a fun idea thanks for sharing!

Chic Creations said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing. karie @karieschiccreations

Beck's Chic Life said...

So cute! I love it!

Martha said...

Awwwhhh! We have a hand me down house too! 4th generation to be exact. I loved reading your story. The transformations definitely look great and glad to know that someone is in the same boat. I will stay tuned for sure!

Martha
stampinmartha.blogspot.com

Makalani Adolpho, PLC said...

I like the details that you added in the corners of the frame. TFS!

Visiting by way of Get your craft on Tuesday.

~Makalani
Makaz Home

Debbie said...

You just have an abundance of ideas...I love it! Thanks so much for sharing them:) I love this frame...easy too!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Thanks for joining us for another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

Sam said...

I’m hosting a linky party today - just for thrifty finds!! Come link up!

Sam
Mom.Undecided. -
http://momundecided.blogspot.com/

Tere said...

How creatively cute! Thanks for sharing at It's Party Time Thursday@PonyTails&FishScales!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, it is wonderful!
Would you make me one? ha ha
Thank you so much for sharing!
Have a good day!
Leticia
www.msbinglesvintagechristmas.com

Christy {Home-Mom} said...

ooo ooo so cute! came from look what i made and love what you made ;)

christy
Home-Mom.com

Sassy Sites! said...

CUTE!! I love your blog, so adorable! I'm a follower now! Stop by Sassy Sites and say hi! ;)

Nestled In Rosenberg said...

Hey Amanda! I love how it turned out! I need to jazz up my door too somehow...

zeshuregi said...

Its so nice,really its superb!!!i will definitely try soon

Sourkraut said...

Way to take a blah frame and turn it into something modern and lovely! Great idea to use the little detail thingies to spruce it up.

Helena said...

That's totally unique! What an awesome idea. thanks for linking this up, too!

Amber @ Paint Chips and Frying Pans said...

Love your Welcome Sign!! I need something like that for my front door. :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog

Mandi said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing!

www.MandiPandiDesigns.blogspot.com

FrouFrouBritches said...

What a cute idea! I love the trim you added in the corners and the rib bon is gorgeous!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a super neat idea...love it! Hope you have a FUN weekend.

Blessings,
Linda

Jen T said...

First, your blog name rocks! That's exactly what I have..the hand me down house! Second, this is just too cute and so fun..great job!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

this turned out very cute. I love going to thrift stores to find frames! And a cute way to change it up. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays!

AUDRA said...

Very Creative!

Thanks for linking up to Socialize with me Monday til Sunday.

Can't wait to see what you do this week! :)

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Amanda, I love this idea for a wreath alternative! Super cool! I love the colors you used too - fantastic idea! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week! Stephanie Lynn

Mark and Ashlie said...

What a transformation! Thanks for linking to Sister Sister---come back and visit us this Sunday!

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