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Brush Strokes…

An adventurous outing on the weekend, and some bidding skills throughout the family, a box of wooden scraps was purchased. Old furniture legs and cornice pieces were included in this throw away box. We quickly put our creative hats on and the DIY skills into practice and planned to make a Welcome entrance sign. Nothing too fancy! Just a little country and rustic!


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We had electric drills, glue, sand paper, paint brushes, paint, our table was full of materials and our minds were a blur of mixed mediums and techniques. Time has passed since I’ve put my hand script writing to the test, but those long time skills came back in a brush stroke.

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We used a cut out wooden craft letter for the W, and the key purchased for a small amount of money from a garden centre. The wood was water coloured painted and treated with a crackle paint technique, a medium used often to give a rustic, antique look.

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Welcome to my home!

Take a look at the great ideas at The DIY Show Off. A wonderful creative space where you can share your crafty skills and makeovers. What better way to spend time, learning and sharing our creative hands and hearts.

Linking to: It’s a Keeper Thursday,A  Recipe and Craft Link Up



  1. Yvette, what a wonderful project!! I think it came out stupendously…and a family effort, I love it!! Your script writing is fantastic. I like the key on the welcome sign, it says so much. Great finds and a happy time by all – that’s what I call memorable.


  2. What a beautiful welcome sign Yvette – it sounds like you all had loads of fun making it. I love the idea of seeing a welcome sign when arriving at some ones home.
    🙂 Mandy

  3. That looks great! I love the finished look of the wood. Do you have any favorite places to shop for craft supplies in WA? My go-to stores for craft supplies and sewing things in the US were Michael’s and Joann Fabrics, but I have yet to find good craft/sewing places here. I suppose I haven’t spent a huge amount of time researching it but if you have any recommendations I’d love to hear them. 🙂

    • Hi Rebekah,Thanks for calling by, I would suggest Jacksons Art Supplies for all good quality art supplies. In Subiaco there are a number of good craft stores and boutique material shops, Spotlight have a great variety of craft stocks and Lincraft for material supplies. Happy shopping! x

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