Tuesday, July 3, 2012

You are my sunshine...

It's no secret the newest "saying" going around (or at least I think it is...) is YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE.

I've seen it on Pinterest in various forms.

I LOVE all of these for various reasons.    

The shabbyness.

The Yellow!

The fonts.

The other day, while I was in the garage helping the kids get the pig feed measured out, I walked past a forgotten board that has been leaning up against the garage wall like FOREVER.

It had 4 nails sticking out of it that I tried and tried in the past to pull out, but I think they are in there permanently, so I left them in.  

For some reason, the other day, that board told me I needed to rescue it and make it into the Sunshine sign I've been thinking of making.

I took it inside, brushed off the cobwebs (much to Grace's total disgust...how could I even touch them with my bare hands??????) and just hammered those four nails flat.

Then I took it outside and spray painted it totally white.
Then I got out my vinyl for the cricut, and printed out the words to use for the sign.

Then I took it back outside and spray painted it yellow, right over the vinyl words and everything.

I let it dry, then brought it back inside...

and stripped off the words.  They came right off and left behind WHITE words.

Pretty slick, huh?

I got out my sandpaper and distressed it a little.

I didn't want it looking too perfect and new.  Then I took a thin black marker, highlighted the words, and distressed it some more.

Then I hung it up above the doorway from the foyer to the dining room so everyone sees it when they come in the front door.

Bad thing about that is...everytime Brent walks in the door he sings "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine..."  Funny the first time, but not so much anymore.

Now Evan's doing it.


Maybe I would've done it a little differently if I would've had a taller board, but this looks ok for now.  I can always spray paint over it....


  1. Love it! I have a frame hanging in the kitchen with word art that says "You are my Sunshine" It makes me happy to see and remember the blessings I've been given. Even on a day when they don't feel so much like blessings.

  2. LOVE the sign... and that you left in the nails.... now the question is... does your husband have a brother living here in my house? Because that sounds just like something MY husband would do :)

    Have a safe and happy 4th!


  3. Easy peasy! I love that yellow, too. It's always a challenge finding affordable ways to dress up my walls. I love this idea. I've also had a lot of luck with finding a large array of wall art--definitely lots of options that would go with that daffodil sunshine sign!

  4. Looks beautiful! I have a pillow I bought for Sarah when she was a baby that says that! Have enjoyed my visit as usual even tho I'm checking in from the library due to ongoing aircard/Mac issues... Stay cool w/that cute fan n happy flowers!

  5. Super Cute! Love the sign! :)


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