Monday, August 20, 2012

Grub It Down Wood Sign

I LOVE wood signs and wood projects.  I am always drawn to any pictures of them I can find.  I have a wood crafts board on Pinterest to help spark ideas.

At the beginning of the summer I started painting my dining room from the tannish color that was on the walls when we moved in to a light yellow.  It's so fresh and fun!  I LOVE the change!  I've wanted to have a kind of rustic looking wood sign in my dining room and now with my new dining room - it was the perfect time to work on it.

I thought long and hard about what I wanted it to say and one day it came to me - the perfect thing for OUR family was this...

Grub it down is phrase that my husband has used ever since I first met him 16 years ago!  If I would say, "I'm hungry" he might say, "Grub it down!"  So lately our kids have picked it up.  It's so cute to hear them say Grub It Down!  So I knew that had to be our sign.  I love that it is so personal to us.

So hubby got some wood, cut it down and nailed it together for me.  Isn't he sweet?  We're such a good team that way!  Then I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut stencils out of contact paper and painted away!!  When I finished painting I sanded over it a little bit to make it look more distressed and then sprayed a clear Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer.

It looks so cute in our dining room.  Here are a couple of views of it.

Sorry for the hanging light in the middle of the picture but there is no way to get a wide view of the sign without it there!

We love looking up at our Grub It Down Sign when we sit down to eat family dinner! 

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