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Friday, March 16, 2012

Lorelai's Name Sign


                                                   


                                         

Mountain Man and I have been working on some projects for the new grand baby.  I thought that I would share one of them with you.  It is a sign for over the baby's crib.  Actually, it didn't start out to be a sign.  Melissa wanted Lorelia's name in the baby's room - but to begin with we thought that we would use scrapbook paper and frame the letters of her name.  However, after we looked at the price of frames at Michael's - even with them on sale and with a coupon - it would be a very expensive project. 

So, we looked around and found wooden letters on sale.  We talked about how we could use the letters and I said that I could use the scrap booking paper on the letters,seal them with Mod Podge and hang the letters on the wall.  Melissa thought about it and decided that's what we should do.

Let the project begin:

Using spray adhesive we attached the paper to each of the letters making sure that all the air bubbles were out.

After attaching the paper to all the letters it was time to go back and trim everything out ----



Ta Daa!

Beautiful!



 Now we have all the letters covered and trimmed, it was time to seal them.


Mod Podge was used to seal all the letters.

Twenty coats later all the letter are sealed.

Then we let everything sit for a week or so - partly to make sure everything is dried and partly to air out - (boy that Mod Podge was potent)!


Now, Mountain Man started thinking - he was somewhat unsure of hanging each individual letter on the wall.  See, each letter had a different place to hang the letter and to get them lined up and straight would be a major pain in the, well, let's just say it would be difficult (not impossible, but difficult). 

So, Mountain Man talked to Melissa and Justin (the parents to be) and suggested that he mount the letters on a board painted the same color as the lower walls in the baby's room, trim it all out with white trim and hang the board over the crib.  This way, everything would be level and could be moved easily if they wanted to move it in the future.

Well, after everyone agreed on this - Mountain Man started to work and "forgot" to let me know when he was working - so, no pictures of him painting the board. (However, I can explain the steps he took.  First, he traced the letters on the board, then filled the profile of the letters in with painters tape so after he painted the board he would still have bare wood to glue the letters to the board.  The next step was gluing the letters onto the board with wood glue.) Sorry, I don't have any pictures of these steps  - but I was able to capture the next steps.
I was a little worried about just having the letters glued to the board - I was afraid that they might fall off and hit the baby - or she might even be able to pull them off after she was able to stand up in the crib.  We decided that we also needed to staple the letters on the board so we would not have to worry about the glue giving way in the future.

Now, Mountain Man had some special "nails" he used with his staple gun and a special attachment that counter sunk the "nails" into the sign.  Let me just say that they letters are NOT coming off this sign.

(Oh, BTW, the painted flower pots are for another project that I'm working on for the baby shower and the lampshade was one that we fixed for Melissa and Justin's guest room.)


Lorelai's sign mounted.



Close up.

All Finished - and ready to hang in the room.
So, what do you think?  Drop me a line and let me know - would love to know what you think of our little project for Lorelai's room.

Have a great weekend and I'll see you Monday for Monday's Menu!-
Hugs -
Carol
P.S.  I'll post pictures later of the nursery when everything is finished.


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66 comments:

  1. That looks fantastic! I love all the different patterned papers and colors you used! I'd love for you to share this at my Shine on Fridays party!
    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/03/shine-on-fridays-19-and-some-fabulous.html

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    1. Thanks so much Amy! I would love to share it on your linky party - thanks for asking!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  2. Great job! You two did great work.Love the sign and the baby will too. Thanks for sharing JoAnn

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    1. Thanks JoAnn - glad you like it - and we're hoping Lorelai will like it too!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  3. You two make one heck of a team and I know you are going to be such an important part of this baby's life. Great job!

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    1. Thanks Donna! Don't know what I would do without Mountain Man - he "completes me" - sorry, couldn't help it! LOL!
      Hugs-
      Carol

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    1. thanks Lori - I appreciate it so much! BTW - I pinned one of your posts and it seems to be doing very well!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  5. I love how the name sign turned out. Lorelai will love it! She's lucky to have such creative and talented grandparents. :-)
    I'm your newest follower. I'm glad you found me!
    Jill

    www.zazzypeacockstudios.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, thanks so much Jill! Love that you are now a follower - I'm glad I found you too!
      Hugs-
      Carol

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  6. That is just beyond CUTE! I love it and all the patterns are so vibrant and pretty

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    1. Thanks so much - I think my daughter and son-in-law like it! I'll post some pictures of it in the nursery after we get it all finished! Thanks for coming by and I hope you'll come back soon!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  7. Carol, this is beautiful! I would proudly display that in my home--just lovely :)

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    1. Thanks so much Katie - I'm so glad you like it - I'm really excited about putting it up in the nursery! Hope you had a great weekend and I'll "see" you soon!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  8. So cute! I love all of the colours and the papers you chose. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize~

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    1. Thanks so much - I can't wait to show everyone the nursery when we get it finished.
      Thanks for stopping by -
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  9. They are beautiful! Can't wait to see the nursery! Please come show them off at my place tomorrow if you can!?
    Melody

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    1. I'll be glad to come by tomorrow and "show off" - Thanks for asking!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  10. This is beautiful -- she is one lucky little granddaughter-to-be! The frame really sets off the whole arrangement. I would love it if you would consider linking to Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy, a Sunday through Thursday link party for ideas that make life easier, better and more fun!

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    1. Thanks Charlene - I'll be glad to come by!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  11. How cute! I love all the different papers. It's obvious this sign was made with a lot of thought and love about this new little life. I'm sure she will enjoy it enough to want to keep it in her room for years!

    Thanks for sharing at my party this week!

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    1. Thanks so much for such kind remarks Shannon -I'll guarantee that this little one will be spoiled rotten by her "Nana" and "Papaw"! I appreciate your hosting each week!
      Hugs-
      Carol

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  12. Wow what a beautiful sign! Just beautiful! Love all the colors and patterns, nicely done!

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  13. That looks absolutely adorable. You did an incredible job. I just love the choice of scrapbook papers. Thanks for sharing at DIybyDesign.

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    1. Thanks Judy! I enjoyed "linking" up with you! I'll be sure to come back again.
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  14. I think it's wonderful!! Lovely and bright and such fun. Way to go!

    Thanks so much for linking to Grace at Home! I really appreciate it.

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    1. Thanks Richella - I'm glad you liked it!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  15. Thanks for sharing this cute project at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. I'm really excited to be co-hosting this week. Have a great week!

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    1. thanks Debi - thanks for co-hosting! I really enjoy linking up and thanks for coming by - hope you enjoyed your visit!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  16. Beautiful!
    ...love the different patterns :)

    Greetings from Australia♥

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    1. Oh - Thank you so much! I'm so pleased that you stopped by and that you liked our little sign for our first grandbaby!
      Hope you'll come visit this neck of the world again!
      Hugs-
      Carol

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  17. This is beautiful! Something that can hang on her wall for many years!

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    1. Thanks Tricia - we're hoping it will hang in her room for years and years! thanks for coming by and I hope you will come back often!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  18. Absolutely beautiful! I would love for you to link up to our party http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/2012/03/pinteresting-link-party-week-31.html

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  19. I would love to - thanks for asking!
    Hugs -
    Carol

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    1. Thanks so much Aimee!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  21. It's awesome, Carol! I love that you mounted it on the board, it just makes it perfect for that precious baby! Thank you so much for linking up to It's a Pary!

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    1. Thanks so much Terri! I enjoyed linking up and I'll be sure to do it again!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  22. I know I dropped by before, but wanted to send a quick message to let you know your adorable sign was included in My Saturday Picks today. Congrats on your feature, and I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much Shannon - I'm very honored!
      Hugs-
      Carol

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  23. Carol, thank you so much for sharing your work. A friend is renting her home and not allowed to paint walls. I was asked to decorate the nursery for her and bring in lots of colors and theme of butterflies. I've got everything planned, but NOW I must create this as a surprise.

    Thanks again and keep up the great work.
    -Francis

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    1. I'm so honored Francis that you would use our idea in someone's nursery!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  24. That name sign is just beautiful. It will look precious in a baby's room. I hopped over from the weekend wrap up to say hello.

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    1. Hello 3 Wishes - glad you "hopped" over - please come back often!
      Hugs-
      Carol

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  25. This would look great it any nursery! We'd love for you to share it at our Beautify It Monday Link party going on now at BringingBeauty.blogpsot.com!

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    1. thanks 4Sisters- I would love to! I'll "hop" right over.

      Thanks for asking!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  26. This is so pretty!

    Mrs. Delightful
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    1. Thanks so much - glad you like it! Hope you'll come back and visit often.
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  27. Wow! You're grandbaby is a lucky girl. I love the sign - you should be proud!!

    Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic!

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    1. Thanks so much Kristin - we are so excited about the new baby - we are hoping she likes what we have done! Of course, it will be awhile before we know that - right?
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  28. That is soooooo beautiful! And I LOVE her name!! Reminds me of Gilmore Girls!! You guys did such a wonderful job! I will have to show this to my hubby in hopes that he will help me do one for both of our girls :)

    Oh, and we live in Florida too! Lovin this weather!!

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    1. Natalie - Actually, my daughter and sil picked the name from Gilmore Girls! I'm happy that you like the sign and would like to do one for your girls. Where in FL do you live?
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  29. That turned out really cute! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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    1. Thanks Sherry - glad you like it - I enjoyed linking up! Hope you'll come back and visit often!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  30. Featuring this on Friday at One Artsy Mama!
    Thanks so much for linking up last week!
    amy
    oneartmama.blogspot.com

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    1. Wow! I'm so excited! Thanks Amy!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  31. This is so gorgeous!! You guys are seriously crafty!

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    1. Thanks Jaime - it is fun creating things for the little one! Glad you liked it!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  32. You've been featured on Bringing Beauty! Come by and check it out!

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    1. Thanks so much for the feature! I am honored!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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