My 3 Monsters: Family Name Porch Decor

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Family Name Porch Decor

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As I have been attempting to give my front porch a little face lift, I knew one of the things that needed to be redone was our family name sign.  We've had this little signboard hanging over our entry for the past eight years or so:

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I made it at a church craft day all those years ago and I hated it almost from the moment I brought it home.  I mean, I loved the idea of it . . . it's a super cute idea, but I HATE the lettering.  There were only two different stencil sets available at the craft day so I chose the one I hated the least.  I'll admit I'm a horrible font snob.  It's not really that bad, but it has always bugged me.  It never occurred to me that I could have hand lettered it.  Anyway, I have cringed every time I have walked into my house for the past eight years.  Plus, the white paint had yellowed over time.  It was time for a change.

I had picked up this wooden "Hay Rides" sign years ago on fall/Halloween clearance at Target, but had really only hung it up once or twice.

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I decided to give that cute arrow a fresh coat of paint and a new purpose in life.  I used the same spray paint technique that I used on my mini-pallet art project to give it a pretty distressed turquoise finish.  When the paint had dried and I had roughed up the edges to my hearts content, I used white craft paint to hand letter our name.  Seriously, it's just that easy.  Of course, you could cut vinyl lettering or use a stencil if you're not comfortable with hand lettering.

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I am loving the way it turned out.  It feels so much more modern and fresh.  Also, it doesn't make me cringe anymore  so, bonus!!  

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{This picture makes me cringe just a little.}  You can see that the front porch mini-makeover is coming along.  I like how the wreath, signboard and bench all coordinate.  Now it's time to add a few pops of fun color.  I hope you'll join me tomorrow to see the new pillow covers I made to go on the bench.

Have a great day, friends!


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