Farmer's Market sign

Happy New Year!
2011 was pretty awesome- I'm not sure how 2012 can compete / top it, but here's hoping! :)

Last week I picked up a chalkboard on one of my shopping trips.  I loved the curved top, and even though I don't need another chalkboard, I just like the framed out look of it.  
Finding unique shapes like this is great, because they are great for signs, and then I have less prep work!

Here's how it turned out:

Our nook was needing some graphic oomph, and I love the addition of this to the shelves.  

Here was what it looked like before:
.95 cents!  I couldn't even buy the wood for that cheap!
I painted the interior with a creamy white, and then used my stencil technique.  The green is by Americana, and it is called Hauser Light Green.
I used a chubby brush and painted it in a primitive way 
(not going for perfection on this one, just a vintage reproduction look).

A fun new look for our eating area. 

 Also, I  finally started stripping our living room chair!! wahoo!

My hand is bruised and blistered, but I am so excited to finally give the ugly green chair a makeover. 
That will be a fun project this week.
See you later!

  If you are a small business owner, be on the lookout for a fun giveaway starting soon!


  1. The sign turned out great, now I will be on the look out for a chalkboard like that! Di@cottage-wishes

  2. Love the new old look Denise. I don't think I'd be able to pass up that wonderful shape.
    Happy New Year.

  3. Denise, the sign is just charming! Those old vintage shapes are sure worth a buck! Happiest new year to you! Hugs, andrea@townandprairie

  4. What a great sign transformation!!! Happy New Year! Marcy

  5. That sign turned out great. It looks like it has always been there. I am so excited to see what you do with the chair, it has some great lines to it and I am sure it will turn out great.

  6. Love your sign...and your decorating style. Now following your blog.
    All the best,

  7. Wow-I'm loving that sign. Great job! Happy New Year, my friend.

  8. I love the shape and what a steal for 95 cents! I would have brought that home too! The sign turned out so nice, love it on your shelves!

  9. That sign looks terrific I love the combination of the chandelier and the wonderful sign in the same space. Looking forward to seeing the after of your chair. :-) hugs!

  10. P.S. I am a small business owner so I'm excited for your announcement :-)

  11. I love the sign and can't wait to see what you do with the chair. I am so glad we can now move on with our regularly scheduled program now that the holidays are over!!


  12. Beautiful transformation!
    Have a Suneday!

  13. I love that sign! Found you on "My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia" - I am getting ready to make a sign for my newly repainted bathroom...lot's of inspiration on your blog. I hope you will check out mine too-

    Chris @ Freckle Face Girl

  14. Wow the sign turned out great! Hard to believe it was that chalkboard! Look the new 'eating look'!!
    Drop by for a going on!!

    Blessings for a happy new year

  15. I love this! its just beautiful!

  16. So cute! Love the shape. Thank you for sharing. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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