All You Need Is Love Sign

logo I haven’t gotten this project right yet but I’m going to share it with you guys anyway. I really like this frame. It suits the rustic decor that goes with living in the mountains.

IMG_5707 Originally, my mom made this sign for our wedding we had here in Mammoth. She stenciled the letters of our names on a piece burlap, painted the letters white and framed it.

After the wedding, I decided I wanted to stencil “all you need is love” on drop cloth and use the frame.

IMG_5734 Rather than using stencils, I printed out my own letters using Georgia font (size 400). I was going to trace them on the drop cloth and paint the letters the same way I did the monogrammed pillows I made recently. My husband thought that sounded like too much work and suggested he spray paint the letters I had printed then glue them on the drop cloth. He talked me into and it ended up looking pretty good.

IMG_5740 This is before I glued the letters down.

sign2 I wasn’t crazy about the drop cloth. It was too light in contrast with the color of the frame. I don’t know, I just didn’t like it.

sign4 So I pulled all the letters off the drop cloth, stapled a piece of burlap over the board and glued the letters back on. I know it sounds a little crazy but I do like the burlap better.

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And now, I’m still not in love with it! I like it, but I think it would look better if the letters were painted on!

IMG_5789 I’ll give it a few days to see if I really like it. I may have to sneak a quick paint job in without my husband seeing (I don’t want to hurt his feelings)! He would probably never even notice the difference. Anyway, I like it for today (maybe)! What do you guys thing?

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Comments

  1. JaneEllen says:

    I agree with you about the drop cloth, texture and color too light. The burlap is much better. While the letters look good on burlap I have to agree they might look better with the overall look of the sign if the letters are painted in perhaps different colors, brighter or of course however you feel they’d look better. Sometimes it’s hard to translate our feeling about a project we know would look a certain way. We’re open to ideas but in the end it’s still our idea in our head that’s the best, how we see it. Looking forward to seeing what you do and the final result.

    • Thanks so much for your input Jane. It’s so true that when you have an idea in your head, you have your own unique visual about how it will turn out. We’ll see what I decide to do in the next week or so. If I decide to change it, you’ll see a post! Thanks again for visiting. I love hearing from you.

  2. Oh Kelly, you are so creative! I do like the burlap! I know much work the little projects can turn into 🙂

    • Thanks Darci! I know- some projects seem like so much work but then I go on Pinterest or see your aprons and think, “this is nothing compared to what they’re doing!” Thanks for your comment!

  3. I love this sign! This is the perfect project to put above the headboard. Would you mind to link this up to my blog hop? Our readers love to see easy cool projects like this! Just click on the Carrie This Home link above & I hope to see you there!

  4. Beautiful job! I’d love for you to link up to The DIY’ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-diyers-and-my-new-rug.html

  5. Hi Kelly! I agree with you on the burlap and painting the letters! I think that will give it a more ‘finished’ look and feel. Your pillows turned out great! Thanks for sharing your projects! Blessings from Bama!

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