November 24, 2012

Custom Handpainted Signs!

Y'all might have seen this posted on Home by Ally's Facebook page tonight. If you haven't already "liked" the page, go "like" it HERE! Let me know you stopped by and are now following the blog! 

For a weeks now, I've been wanting to have a go at these cute little signs. They just add that charm and personal touch to any home. And it may come as no surprise to y'all from my last post that this is one of my favorite quotes. I try to live by this. 

"You can make plans but the Lord's purpose will prevail."

Has this ever been so true? I just love it and it's my daily reminder even more now that this is hanging up in our home. Do you have a specific quote that you live by? I will be making more of these as I've already been asked by family and friends for custom orders. But the question truly is, is this an item that y'all would like to see in my Etsy shop? Fully customizable of course with a quote of your choosing, size, font, colors, etc. For this frame, I choose a very faint grey paint with a deep grey, almost black lettering. I stained pieces of wood and also nailed them to "frame" the wood. This is totally made out of all wood and personally made by me, Ally of Home by Ally. I have hand painted this quote (Yes, my hand hurt afterwards) and plan on hand painted all of my orders. 

I love how it turned out. Don't you love when you know a project is going to come out great but then it comes out even better than great after you are complete? I just love that. Well let me know what y'all think of my latest creation! And if you have a quote you would like to see, let me know! I just need to figure out how much something like this would be to ship.... ehhhh :)

I should also say that many of you who have followed my blog for awhile know that I have a few "Repurpose Sales" a year at my home. A repurpose sale is something I made up while we were stationed in Minot, North Dakota. It allows all my friends, fans and followers to come out for one evening and enjoy seeing TONS of new pieces of repurposed furniture, DIY projects, crafts, home decor, etc for sale at my home. So far, I've had two very successful repurpose sales and I plan to keep doing them since everyone seems to enjoy them so much. I plan to have a couple of custom painted signs at my next repurpose sale as well...which I'll give you a hint, will probably be sometime in February  2013 after the holidays die down!

Well we've enjoyed this weekend, that's for sure. My husband only gets about one weekend off per 1.5 months. He has a weird schedule and we're hoping soon he can find an office job in his career field which will allow us to be "normal" after him working 6 years of nights, shift work & 15-18 hour shifts. Ah, the joys of being a cops wife ;-) But I wouldn't trade it for the world. I sleep safe ;-) This weekend we of course participated in Black Friday, went to a couple yard sales & I shopped till I dropped. I have to say it was nice to just "shop" and not worry. And more than that, to just enjoy being with each other.

I hope y'all have a great night and I'll talk to you soon! Still tweaking over here at Home by Ally for the holidays so I'm sure I'll have more sneak peeks to show you! Remember if you are a new follower to click "FOLLOW" on the righthand side bar. And if you haven't liked the page on Facebook, do so here! I appreciate all of you and your kind support everyday! Thank y'all!


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