Sunday, September 23, 2012

handmade is better

Being artistic can sometimes be a curse. While I am crafty and capable of making things myself a lot, sometimes I wish I just let myself buy things! I have wanted a stall sign for Lucy's stall door for ages. I was going to order one online and then I looked at the photos and thought, "but I can MAKE one!"

So in all my spare time (ha, ha), I made this:


I bought the plaque at a craft store, found a font online that I liked, sketched out the text, and went to town with a Dremel tool.



the swirly bits were the worst parts!!


After I finished with the Dremel tool, I sanded the whole thing down to get the extra pencil lines off of it, then stained it with a really beautiful rich wood stain. I am really pleased with how it came out!


7 comments:

  1. That is beautiful! Wow! I love it :)

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  2. I think you have a business on your hands! This is so beautiful! You should really think about selling customized stall signs!

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  3. Lovely! Sarah W. is right - everyone in your barn will want one...not to mention blogger friends!

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