It feels like I started working on this sign forever ago. It kept getting put on hold while I tended to other things, but I'm finally calling it "done" - well, sort of - maybe - for now anyway.
Yeah, we'll just see about that.
At this stage I still had "Sunrise" and "Sunset" in black, but it was too dull so I painted "Sunrise" in the only yellowish paint I had which was actually cream, and "Sunset" in an orange I mixed up. I repainted "Free Showings Daily" several times trying to get it light or bright enough. This shot was from when the sign was in it's more raspberry phase (which shows well in this picture, but it didn't show up from a distance when I had the sign hung in the house). The color wasn't bright enough and the wood was just too brown. Even though I highlighted the letters with white, there wasn't enough contrast for it to pop.
The wood was a piece of fence I picked up from someone's trash pile and has a great weathered quality to it. I realized too late that I should have washed some watery white paint across it first. It would have made for a lot less repainting as I tried to get the colors to show up. Lesson learned. If I did this again, it would likely be a much quicker process. The figuring out is what takes all the time.
So it goes, and on I go to clearing out, cleaning up and finishing up as many other projects before Thanksgiving as I can!
My plan now is to do at least one small project a night. Wish me well on that front, because with it getting dark earlier now, it's gonna be tough. I don't have much gumption after dark. My desire to work tends to fade with the sunlight.
What about you, were you happy for daylight savings time to end or do you long for extended sunlight? Whether you enjoy the rising and setting sun early or late, the shows are free every day! Why not get out there and enjoy what God has created for you to richly enjoy!
I'll be sharing my sign at:
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style
Cowgirl Up @ Cedar Hill Ranch