Welcome Family House Name Signs
Dress up the Front Porch/Entry Way!
I visited a friends brand spankin' new house recently that she some how magically Mary Poppins style decorated in no time to perfection! I really wonder if she had a magic bottomless bag full of cute decor and just sang and danced as it all came into place in a day! I'm too indecisive, frugal and DIY-er to get my house together that fast, and too ADD to notice that things are still not done...but her home did inspire me. I fell in love with her custom family house name sign on her front porch and wanted to make my own. I did a little research to find out what I liked and then made a mashup of a couple styles of family name signs put together.
My inspiration were these
By Longfellowdesigns on Etsy
And this gem I found on google image search by Mango Seed Designs...I cannot for the life of me find this again to post the link as I had saved the pic on my phone...
So anyways, Here is mine
I had an old canvas with a hideous reddish purple-y abtsract painting I had started long ago...I brushed on some turquoise craft paint and once that dried, I lightly sanded it so some of the darker colors underneath would show through. Then Free handed the rest so yes it's imperfect, but isn't the the beauty of homemade/handmade items? Not perfect! At least at my house! Anyways, I'm excited to finally not have a naked front porch!
I really like the chalkboard style welcome family name signs, but since I didn't have any black paint on hand and love turquoise I decided to make it a turquoise welcome house sign! And being frugal, those bales of hay are dual purpose, it's future fresh hay for the chicken coop! I can't believe it's like $8 or more for those tiny little decorative bales of hay when you can go to the feed store and get actual bales of hay for like $5! Now...looking at this picture I just remembered I better go water those mums! And...I guess I can take down the spider now that Halloween is over!