Thursday, August 5, 2010

Beware of dog NOT

Look what I did! This old metal sign has been hanging on our chain-link fence for YEARS. I think it used to say "BEWARE OF DOG." Our neighbors, Dan and Marcella, yesterday told us that yes, the Bendeles (Henry and Bonnie, who built and lived in the Pink House before us and are now in heaven), did have a dog at one time, but it was pretty much harmless. Anyway, I decided I'd take down the sign and redo it! I think it turned out very nice, if you don't mind me saying.

First, I sanded the metal a little. Then I painted it white. Over that, I painted the green (a color we used to paint our home office). I used Sharpies to fill in the text, flower and little "buzzing" butterfly (my friend, Martha, loaned me the stencils and white paint). Finally, I applied a protective gloss. Two hours or so later–voila!

3 comments:

Debi said...

Very cute!

mherden said...

Very Sharp looking! You could go into business making these neat little signs. This will just add more "interest" to your landscape.
m.herden

Kristin Lea said...

OH! i love it!

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