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 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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