Thursday, June 14, 2007

i craft! and recycle!! and blog about it!!!

i saw this fun garden-art-type-thing several years ago outside a local gift shop. i thought it was totally charming. and i totally thought i could make it myself.

flash forward several years, the idea still nothing but a lingering dust bunny in my head. (you know, as in, "oh, yeah, i really should get around to making that totally charming garden-art-type-thing.")

a few weekends ago, i finally got around to putting my thoughts into action. i love the way it turned out, i love coming up with new words, and new word combinations. it makes me smile every single time i pull into the driveway. an added bonus is that i managed to make it out of 98.99% recycled pieces: the post was slavaged from a local park when they put up a new parking border, the wood slats are from a whiskey barrel planter that fell apart, the hardware is from my dad's workshop. the stars (of course, the red, white & blue stars) are from my collection (not sure if i will keep them there year round, though.)



matty convinced me to splurge on some outdoor paint for the words. they still look *weathered*, but will stand up to the weather (if you know what i mean.)



happy sunshine summer to you!

14 comments:

Jenny said...

What a cute idea. Thanks for sharing!

Kelly A. said...

You are on fire with cute posts. So clever! Happy summer!

Susan said...

What a cute craft.

Sandi said...

oh, lelly, I love it!

I think something like that would look so cute in my yard, but it would have to be more beach oriented or sunflowery since I have so much 4th of july stuff already (all packed up in the garage out of my reach and yet should be up now! if only my husband would be home long enough to get them down from the 10 foot shelf their on!)

How very talented you are! Thanks for sharing your projects...

Rachel said...

Very fun, and even more impressive is where you found all the bits and peices to put it together! Crafty! :)

carlo said...

wow is that adorable...just too cute.

love the "changable" signs. brilliant. I see bdays, holiday messages, oh you will have such fun.

Barb said...

That's really cute. So you can change what it says with the time of year/special event? Love it!
And I chuckled when I read your post title. These days for me it's like no project is truly finished till it's been blogged about.

michelle said...

ohh my goodness! I love it!!!!! You are so talented!

Jen said...

that's so great! the title of your post cracked me up before i ever read it! :)

Kim said...

So cute! I have wanted to make a mile marker sign for several years too...you know, how many miles to Hawaii, etc...Maybe I will be inspired to get mine done now too! Very cute job!

Rebekah said...

Lelly, Lelly, are you all right? Donde esta the SPT?! I'm getting worried...

stefanie@stationerywithstyle.com said...

I think this is a great idea! Very cute.

Cristin said...

Cute idea!

michelle said...

ooh, so fun! I love the interchangeable nature of it!