Fresh Eggs and Pugs...


With the extreme cold here this week, it was a good time to stay indoors, work some more on the kitchen redecorating, and get some projects done!  Guess the cold is good for something!  One project I did was a sign for the kitchen wall.   I had some old painted boards I found at a garage sale last year, and cut one to a 4 foot length.

I've transferred patterns in many ways, but decided to try something a little different!  I knew I wanted to have 6" high letters, so I dug into my letter stickers... 


I used painters tape to make a guide for a straight edge, 
and placed the stickers (which are removable) along the tape...


I used a pencil to trace around the stickers...


and removed the stickers, and I can re-use those in a later projects.


I used painter's tape along any straight edges that I could 
and then painted the letters in with black paint...


Once the sign was dry, I lightly sanded the letters for a distressed look.  I was really happy with how this sign turned out!  I think it will be great in the kitchen...



Somebody likes to follow me around while I work...


Sophie is such a curious little pug...



Bailey, on the other hand...


Is the cold inspiring you to get some indoor projects done, too?

I am joining...


Until next time...stay safe and warm...

34 comments

  1. That is great and is going to look good in your kitchen. Have a great day!

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  2. Hi Linda, Sophie and Bailey are adorable! We just recently got an English bulldog puppy and let me tell you he is a hand full!! Love the sign....can't wait to see your kitchen. Enjoy your day, Gail

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  3. Love your sign, Linda! You'll have to show it to us hanging in your kitchen. I did a sign for the first time a few months ago. I am a shaky person with no artistic ability and I did a transfer method {rubbing the pencil lead on the back of letters I printed out}. I'd like to do one for our home office that I've seen on Pinterest recently and was thinking of using letter stickers but peeling them off after I paint the board the main color. Can't think of what this is called at the moment, but as long as the stickers peel off well, I think it might work.

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  4. I really like the sign - you have a steady hand! I'm loving your wood floors!! My wood floors are in desperate need of refinishing and I really would like to go darker. And your dogs...adorable! Looks like Sophie is looking for those fresh eggs!
    Jane

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  5. Love your sign Linda and the clever way you used the letters. I have some in a smaller size just waiting for inspiration to hit. Thanks for sharing.
    That face is just too cute!

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  6. The sign turned out great! I love the way Sophie is checking it out.

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  7. What a fun project, Linda! It turned out great, what a great idea to use the stickers. Looks like Sophie approves:)

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  8. The facial expressions on your cute pug are priceless! Great project, BTW.

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  9. You are on a DIY roll! Love your new sign so much. Sophie is adorable and I wish I could look as comfy as Bailey. I haven't had much time to do too much with the kids home two days. I feel like this week is just going to fly by and I won't accomplish anything! Maybe that means I'll be well rested up for next week. LOL.

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  10. Linda
    The sign is perfection!! Well done I love it. The pugs are adorable and so very cute what little expressions they have. hope you are well and have a wonderful week!! Love Kate

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  11. Look at that sweet face! And sweet sign too.

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  12. Your sign looks terrific and those little doggies how cute they are.
    Stay warm
    Mary

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  13. Niiiiice! And clever using the letters to trace. Thanks for joining Thrifty Life Thursday again, Linda.
    -Revi

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  14. Oh Linda - you are just too clever! AND - been waiting for my PUG fix....and to think I got 2 pug fixes! Just adorable.....love the sign.

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  15. It nice to have little "helpers"! I'm guessing you are going for a country look in the kitchen! Your sign is FUN! I have a little collections of hens on top of my hoosier.
    Thankful it's "nice" today! The snow is so pretty!
    warmly,
    deb

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  16. What a face! I just want to kiss it! Smoooooch! Your sign is wonderful - thank you for tutorial! What a fun way to spend a cold, winter day. I am doing a bit of embroidery to pass the time. These late winter days just seem to drag...... Thanks for the inspiration! xo Karen

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  17. I forgot to say how adorable your pug is! :)
    -Revi

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  18. Glad the snowy days found you tucked in with a fun project and an adorable buddy!
    Stay warm!
    Kari

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  19. I love the sign, but I really came here to see the pug! I had a pug for 14 years and she was my little girl. Ginger is in heaven now, but she was the best dog anyone could ever have!

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  20. Linda, your sign turned out great! And those pics of Sophie are precious...oh, that face! :)
    Susan

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  21. LOVE the sign! I haven't made anything cute since before Christmas...stupid sickness! I'm glad you and I are both feeling better....than was BAD!
    Hey it's supposed to be 50 here tomorrow...I'm EXCITED!! :)

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  22. Such a sweet puppy face! Neat sign, love how it turned out!

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  23. I think your poochies are begging for eggs over easy, please! Too cute! I love your farmhouse style sign and know you've already got the perfect spot to hang it once your kitchen is complete, Linda.

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  24. Oh I do love your sweet pugs.

    Your sign worked out so well. Keep warm :)

    Karen x

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  25. LOL!! Love it, love the sign, and the sweet curiosity of pugsley you gotta love even more:) XO

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  26. You know I love Sophie & Bailey, they remind me of my precious Ollie & Sissy who I love so much also ans wish they were still with me
    Glad you included them in this post

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  27. Cute sign! But, even cuter dogs! Pugs are so sweet...both my sister and my aunt have one. They're sisters from the same litter - Penny and Phoebe. :-)

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  28. Cute Pugs and I love their names, I love your sign too!

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  29. I love looking at your little doggies! Bailey and I feel the same way…tired. Your sign turned out so good, Linda! You'll have to show us where you hang it. By the way, I love your wood floor :)

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  30. Linda,

    What a great sign! I love the simplicity of it! It looks so authentic!

    Happy day to you!
    karianne

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  31. Linda,
    Like how you made this sign...it looks great! After I get all this furniture painted, I hope to get some signs painted...they have been on my to-do list.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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