While wondering around the home decor aisles of Ross one day, I found an eclectic sign with the saying "A Meal Without Wine is Called BREAKFAST"
As a wine lover, I loved the sign and thought it was hilarious. However the one in Ross was very tacky looking and not something I wanted to decorate my kitchen with - so I made my own!
I love how it turned out: classy but funny and with custom colors to match my kitchen!
PS- I loved this sign so much I'm now selling it in my etsy shop!
Here's how I made my version:
I started with an 8x10 canvas I got at Michaels.
I painted it with two coats of craft paint. Best part about crafting - you can customize your crafts to match your room colors :)
While I was waiting for the canvas to dry, I designed the art for the canvas and cut the design out with my silhouette on vinyl. I weeded out the letters and just kept the background to be able to stencil with.
After a few sticky failed attempts and grumbling at the thin font of "breakfast" that kept giving me trouble, I finally got the vinyl onto the canvas. Don't forget to bring over the inside parts of the e's and a's etc.
Next I stenciled on the words and art using a gold craft paint.
After I was done stenciling I pulled off the vinyl and....ick! Haha. There was a little bleeding under the vinyl. But not to fear!
I used a tiny paint brush to touch up the paint around the bleeding errors. I don't think it looks half bad anymore :)
I displayed the sign in the kitchen after I made it, and when hubby came home he said "I see you bought a new sign!" and then I was really impressed with myself. I tried to make him guess where I bought it until he gave up and then I told him I got it from my craft room!!
I put the sign in my kitchen in this little display shelf above the sink. For the whole first year we've lived here I did NOT know how to decorate this little space. I'm so pleased with how it looks now!
I got the little red vases for $6 total at a local boutique and she threw in the candles for free. The candle holders were recycled from a wedding favor and the flowers were less than 8 bucks from Michaels. Now this little nook is so cheery!
I think every kitchen needs a little quirky saying sign - and this one is perfect for me!
I'll be linking up to these parties:
Monday: CraftOManiac Monday, Making Monday Marvelous, Market Yourself Monday, Motivate Me Monday. Craftastic Monday, Just Something I Whipped Up,, Made By You Mondays, Making the World Cuter,
Tuesdays: Tip Me Tuesday, Tutorial Tuesday, Take-a-Look Tuesday, Show Me What Ya Got, Talent Tuesday, Get Your Craft On, Homework
Wednesdays: Your Whims Wednesday, Creative Share Wednesday, We did it Wednesday, Sugar and Spice, Whatever Goes Wednesday, Show & Share,Lil Luna, The 36th Avenue
Friday: Friday Favs on Naptime Crafters, Weekend Wrap-Up Party, Frugal Friday, Show and Share Day, Weekend Bloggy Reading
Saturdays: Whatcha Got Weekend, Saturday Night Special, Show and Tell Saturdays, Scraptastic Saturday, Positively Splendid