Antique Sign Tutorial

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If you’re looking for the full tutorial on making an antique sign, you can find it HERE.

I can hardly believe that I have been writing for Cottages & Bungalows magazine for over a year! Wow.  It’s been a real honor to write their DIY Essentials column to share everything from how to make no sew drapes to building a simple bird house to building a shelf.  In the issue currently on newsstands, I show how to make an “antique” sign using graphite transfer paper.  I love any project using paint and this photo shoot was one of my favorites…

If you want to see the tutorial, check out the magazine.  I’ll post it on my blog in a few weeks when the magazine is no long available.


I tell you, you never know what is going to happen when you start a blog.   I never, ever, EVER thought I would write for a magazine.  And I’m still not really over it.  I STILL rush to the magazine section, scan for Cottages & Bungalows, flip through the issue to find my article and look at it right there in the store.  I’m sure my shopping cart is blocking the aisle, because I’m a little oblivious when I shop.  I have to resist the urge to grab a stranger walking by to show them that my name is on the glossy page.  Yeah, I’m a dork.  It’s been over a year and I’m still a dork.

 Anyway, both of my dressers (Typewriter and Lucketts Green) sold at Lucketts, so I’m bringing Flow Blue and Kitchen Scale there on Thursday.  I think I’m also going to try to scrounge some other things from around my house.  I haven’t been able to shop for WEEKS because of the work that’s come with the milk paint line and sporadic babysitting and VBS and traveling.  August looks much better (as far as having a consistent schedule) and I’m looking forward to getting back into a routine of some sort.

Antique Sign Tutorial

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