Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Summer House Sign

I made this summer house sign all by myself!!!
I had been wanting one for our summer home here in MN.
 I was inspired by this sign I found on Etsy, and was ready to purchase it for $85...yikes!!!

Luckily for me, while rummaging through the basement, I found a barrel full of wood my late father-in-law had collected.  I went through the barrel and found a great piece of wood that would become the perfect sign.
 I gave it a good sanding and cleaning.
 I got the letters at Michaels on sale.  The only letters that were available were in black, so I painted them in white...problem solved...and...
 I used a pop tab and glued it to the back for hanging...easy peasy!
 I hung it up in our dining room to remind us that we are very lucky to be retired so early and enjoying life.
I did have a heck of a time getting a good picture of our dining room that wouldn't come out so dark...frustrating!!!


  1. Doing it yourself and saving $$$...I love your sign!
    keep cool,

  2. Looks great!! Wonderful idea!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts on retiring!! Wow! You got to retire at 50!! Lucky you!!
    I am just counting the days until I can go to a part time status in 17 months when the position becomes available....

    Thanks for stopping by!!


  3. I <3 the beach and your sign! Pinned and new follow:)

  4. You did a great job with making your beach house sign and saved money too! Love it.


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