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I made this stand up sign a couple of years ago for Christmas and had envisioned finishing the other side for Fall so it could be reversible. The sign was made out of a section of our old privacy fence, just like the shutters we did for the lake cabin (read about those here). I looked and looked for ideas on Pinterest and never found anything that I absolutely loved so I put the project aside. How many of you start a project and then don’t finish it?!?! Please tell me I’m not alone!
After our recent move, I decided to finish this project once and for all! I looked on Pinterest and found an inspiration photo. Then it was time to shop for the letters and leaf. I found the maple leaf on Amazon and had it the next day. You can find it here. I stopped into my local Jo-Ann Fabric to find the letters since I wanted to see and touch them in person, while comparing the size with the leaf.
I’d already painted the sign an orange color a few years back (that was all the farther I’d gotten) but I knew the orange color was too bright for my decor. So, I went into my garage and found a copper spray paint and a brown spray paint. I sprayed lightly over the orange color to get a different look, but not knowing exactly how it was going to turn out! I was feeling creatively brave that day clearly! 😉
I decided I’d spray the letters with a spray paint I had that was close to the color of my front door so it would all tie in. Then, for the leaf, I decided on a cream color close to the trim color on the house. Again, for the cohesiveness. 😉 Don’t overthink these projects, ladies!
Now, it was time to spray paint these puppies and let them sit for a half hour or so. According to the directions on the can, I was probably supposed to let them sit longer but who has time for that?!? I was anxious to see this done after ALL these years! I took some E6000 glue and adhered them to the wood which you can find here. If you do not have this in your tote of glues, you’re missing out! I use it almost weekly! I know what you’re thinking, I must break a lot of stuff…maybe… 😉
And here’s the finished project! I put it together with my milk can (that I found last year at a garage sale for only $5…score!) and a lantern I’ve had for years and an old metal Home Interiors Pumpkin lantern from when I sold Home Interiors. I love pairing new and old together and changing up my door each year but not spending much.