Archive | p RSS feed for this section

Guest Blogger Meg with A Little Knick Knack

3 Aug
Today I have for y’all my awesome friend Megan with A Little Knick Knack.  She is super creative, supportive and all things awesome!!!  I’m so excited for y’all to meet her! 

Hey everyone! I’m so excited to be here at Ami’s blog today. Isn’t she great? I love her sense of style and whimsy. She is a wonderful inspiration to me!

My name is Meg and I live over at A Little Knick Knack. I’ve been blogging for just over a year and love it!  I host many great giveaways and do some fun reviews, so come by and check things out!

A Little Knick Knack

I have a lot of wood. Anything that I can do to wood, I’ll do. I love to paint, stain, glaze, hammer, distress, sand…the possibilities are endless. I had so much fun making these birdhouses….

 …and these fun little initial blocks…

And this yellow chair…

I’ve been trying my hand at sewing lately. I hosted a basic sewing series with another fabulous blog friend–Tina from Twinkle Toes, and we did a tutorial on how to make these lovely pillowcases….

Today I’d like to show you how I made a really simple sign for my kitchen. First, I took an old board I had gotten in the “as-is” bin at Home Depot. They sell fragments of wood for $.50 a board. CHEAP!I took this board and primed it white.

And then painted it with a bright, bright, BRIGHT red. Since I was going to paint another color over this, I went with the sloppy method.

Let your base color dry for awhile, so there’s no smearing. Once you’re satisfied, paint a nice topcoat over it. I chose a light blue. 

Now, go ahead and print your letters in the size and font you want for your sign.

Now, here is my poor-man’s method for getting letters on your wood. Take your signs and turn them over. Rub the back liberally with pencil. Turn them back over and trace the outside of the words onto your sign. The lead will rub off on your board leaving you a nice outline to paint. 

I like to use acrylic paint pens to fill in my words. So much easier for me and my unsteady hand!

I took a piece of sand paper (150 grit) and sanded over the entire board. It sanded down nicely, but I still needed a little more antiquing. I got my walnut stain and wet paper towel.

 I brushed on a layer of walnut and then quickly wiped it off with the paper towel. It gave me the effect I was going for.

And there’s your “vintage” farm sign! Enjoy!

I hope you can join my Thursday link party, Everything but the Kitchen Sink! It’s open all weekend and we have such a fun time! Come check it out!A Little Knick KnackAlso, to all the Etsy/shop owners out there, I’m having a giveaway until August 5 for250 CUSTOMIZED labels! Come on over and enter!

Thanks so much, Megan!  Isn’t she great!?!  My kitchen could use cool fresh eggs sign!!  And I LOVE those birdhouses!  Please go show Meg some love!!  And I hope to see YOU at her Thursday link party! 

I’m linking up here:

{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou  ~ Between Naps On The Porch  ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna  ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman  {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage  ~ Somewhat Simple  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~My Romantic Home ~ Just A Girl ~  Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry  ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride  ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love  {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes

Like what you see? Follow me and keep up to date with all the happenings here at AliLilly!!!Enter your email address: Delivered by FeedBurnerAliLilly