Our little back porch is a darling space
slightly crowded out by the BBQ, which
is a big hulking cherished mound of
stainless steel. [He says how could it
possibly be out in the weather?]
It needed a bit of outdoor decor in my
mind, he thinks the BBQ is perfectly
Garden tours 5 cents, see the
butterflies, and the birds.
There is more room beyond the porch, if you travel out onto the new patio that we created out of what we had, and a little ingenuity. It does us well for now, the steps are slight, and easy to negotiate. But what I wanted most was a sign to hang on the post that holds up the corner of the house….
It needed to have character, ours is a Cape Cod house, so a slightly traditional look is good. And I love the look of the graphite, and cream colored ASCP gives it a crisp edge.
Easily customized, I copied the letters out on the printer, and transferred them with pencil shading to the back of the paper.
Remember to shade the back of the paper first, and not waste time by tracing it all out without putting the pencil shading on the back. Did that one over and over….
Afterwards I distressed it with the sander because I wanted a faded worn look.
This is one of my favourite places to sit outdoor, we eat our dinner there many nights when it is balmy, it’s like a private cafe with a lovely view of the garden, the Boo, and my turquoise trickling fountain.
Delighting in the garden…..Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams