Monday, March 24, 2008

DeSigns of the Times

This house is interesting. Even though technically it has more square footage than our home in Arizona, I seem to have less wall space. I have two large rubbermaid boxes full of pictures, etc. that I'd like to display, but don't have room to hang up. It's kind of bummed me out because I'd like to be able to decorate more specifically for holidays, but have been stuck as to where. So a thought came to mind. I decided I wanted some large wooden signs with vinyl lettering, all with the same hardware on the back so that I could interchange them on the same nails with each changing season. Knowing I had to find someone willing to offer me a good deal or else I couldn't afford it, I began the search. I checked around with some locals, but they either didn't do wooden signs, just vinyl lettering for walls, or they were too pricey. I checked on Ebay, but by the time I paid S&H, it was just outrageous. Then I remembered my sister Fawn had a friend who did a couple signs for her. They were beautiful signs and not too much $$$. So I contacted Becky and can I just say she was wonderful to work with??? Doing it long-distance brought a couple complications, but she couldn't have been more accomodating! I checked out her website (see below), picked my paint color and mailed her the swatch, and told her the quotes I wanted as well as the board size. She showed me her fonts, but me being the picky person I am, I wanted to see my quotes in her fonts. So the very next day she mailed me a paper sample with my quotes all typed in her varying fonts (so cute, by the way!). Within a week of finalizing my decisions, which she was patient to endure, she had my signs completed and even delivered them to my mom's house so I could pick them up when I came out for Easter. (She was willing to mail them, but thankfully it worked out that I was coming to Vernal anyway.) As you can tell I'm very pleased with the results! See pictures below. Over time I may decide to order more for other seasons, such as Halloween or Easter. But for now, I'll just stick with the 4 I've got (all at steals, by the way): "everyday", 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Check 'em out! And check Becky's website!

Here's what the sign from the beginning of the post looks like hanging up from zoomed out.

Here's the sign for December
And for July (Independance Day)
And finally, for November


Mandy said...

Oh my gosh!!!! What a great idea!!! I love it. They are all so cute too. Good job!

KindaCrunchy said...

Those are so beautiful! I completely understand what you mean about not having enough wall space. I have a bunch of pictures I'm not sure where to hang since moving here. Oh, this is Tami, btw. Here are my blogs:

The first one is my newest one, the second one is one I've had for quite awhile, but I don't seem to update it like I once did.

Wonderland Pearls & Purses said...

back the truck up. you came to vernal for easter and didn't bother to say hi. ok. i get it.

Annie said...

What a great idea! I have the same problem, not a lot of room to display things. I have a couple of friends that do vinyl lettering, I'll have to check into doing something like that.

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