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Reclaimed Wood Signs

screw it sign ksd

I love to makeover furniture.  The problem with furniture is that it takes up a lot of room.  And working on it makes your arms very, very tired.   I thought maybe I could start working on something smaller for the shop.  I figured TB would really appreciate a break from the usual “Honey, you have to make dinner again.  I can’t even lift my arms right now.”

(By the way I have decided to keep TB.  As a friend suggested, it will know be short for The Brian.  I tried out the TH for The Husband but it just doesn’t roll off the tongue.)

So I like to use up things that are going to be thrown out, especially when someone tells you they have no use.  (I will have to do a post on my wedding table numbers.) So if I have a lot of small pieces of wood with no use, I should find a use.  I thought about maybe those little painted inspirational signs that are everywhere.  I found two problems with making those signs.  One, I suck at painting letters on things and stenciling takes forever.  Two, I hate sappy inspirational signs.

So instead the letters are burnt into the wood and the saying are kind of, well, snotty.  To age the wood I used a new stain idea I found online tha’ts actually an old technique made from soaking metal objects (steel wool, rusty drill bits) in vinegar for awhile.  It gives a pretty cool effect and really brings out the characteristics of the wood.

So here are the first four I have finished.  They are available in the shop at the links below.

For all those long days in life – Screw It. Let’s Drink. 

Of course I love you.  Now get me a beer. 

I’m not arguing.  I’m explaining why I’m right.

Never underestimate the seductive power of a decent vocabulary.

 

I have been working on other sayings so let me know if you have any suggestions.  I look forward to bringing attitude laden reclaimed wood to the masses!

4 Comments

  1. Sandra @Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls

    LOL, love ’em!!!

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  2. Janice

    Reading those sayings made feel like you bugged my house for inspiration…

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    1. The Ridiculous Redhead (Post author)

      @ Janice – Haha!

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  3. Ignacio Malatesta

    Some truly choice posts on this website , saved to my bookmarks .

    Reply

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