ic Kathe With an E: My Garden, My Heaven

Sunday, August 26, 2012

My Garden, My Heaven

You may remember my post from back in June when we moved the garden shed.  At the time I said I wanted to make a sign for the door of the shed.
Well, here it is almost September and I finally got one made.

We have been fixing some sections of our fence the past few years and I, very smartly, if I do say so myself, saved some of the worn fence panels.

I had Mr. B cut me a piece to the size I wanted.  Even though I have asked for my own Skil saw (and a sander!) for Christmas he's afraid I'll come in holding a finger when I use it. 
I gathered my craft paints etc. and then marked it off for my stencil.

And thus began my flurry of activity. I am a very impatient crafter. 
 To help speed things up, I used my trusted blow dryer.
 It helped to keep things moving along quickly.
(Oh look,that old lady's hands again!)
First line done.
On to the second line.
 And the second line completed.
I then added fee handed flowers in each corner.
I love this Polycrylic by MinWax!  
It's water based so I can clean out my brush 
and it dries super fast and crystal clear!
I  put two coats on the front and one coat on the back.
I let it dry overnight then had Mr. B attached it to the door of the shed.

I love it!  It is the perfect finishing touch 
I had wanted for my little garden shed!  
It makes me smile even more now when I go out to 
grab a shovel or the hedge trimmer.
I have more pieces of the fencing left 
and I am planning to make some more signs 
to use in the flower gardens!

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  1. Hi there,
    Thank you so much for following along with the first ever ‘Friday Chaos’. Hope you come back again next week.

    I have just reached my first milestone on my blog and I’m hosting a mini give away be sure to stop by and check it out!

    Look forward to seeing you again next week.

    Lotte xoxo

  2. It's too cute Kathe - and I love the lettering -
    Love making signs..............and yours turned
    out just perfectly for the garden door!

  3. It's perfect, Kathe! It's okay to let the hubs cut the wood, one less thing you have to do. If you want it & he's not available, go for it, unless you haven't been trained. As Norm always says,..."and don't forget these"...(as he points to them), "safety glasses"

  4. I love it! So cute and it goes perfectly on that door :) Great job!

  5. Oh Kathe I love it! Wonderful idea and done so well!
    What a great sentiment! I told my hubby I wanted to decorate our little barn to be cuter but I got the look! Maybe next year!

  6. Love the sign Kathe, but I'd be smiling if I even had a garden shed!

  7. cute!! I use my hair dryer too ;)

  8. Kathe that is just perfect for your garden shed! Great sign, good job!

  9. Cute sign...I have my own sander, heat gun (to remove paint), staple gun and an electric tool for sanding in between those hard to reach areas. I love my tools! HAH I don't know if I'm ready for a skil saw though, I might take my finger off if I had one. :)

  10. Looks great! It really does add so much to the door!

  11. I love it! I love the flowerbox in the window too! Instead of sending Mr. B to the couch after an argument...looks like you could send him here haha! Its cozy enough!

  12. LOVE your DIY sign!!! Mr. B might be on to something--impatience and power saws are not a good combination!

  13. Hi Kathe!
    I think you have created a little bit of heaven with your wonderful shed. what a wonderful place to hide away spending time with your flowers. Your sign is the perfect finishing touch!
    I hope you have a great week, my friend,
    Warm wishes,

  14. Your handcrafted sign is the perfect finishing touch for the garden shed entry.


  15. I love your sign. So cute and your stenciling is very neat. Beautiful saying too :)

  16. Your sign looks great on your shed! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


  17. Kathe this is so cute! I stink at stenciling and I sure to admire yours! I thought you had to have a special brush for stencils. Is it pretty easy with a foam brush? Any advice?

  18. How perfect is that! Thank you for sharing this at Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  19. Such a PRETTY sign Kathe! LOVE IT!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  20. This is really cute, Kathe--I love the stencil font you selected. Now I want to go make a sign for my garden!

  21. Your sign is so pretty, Kathe!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

  22. Your little piece of heaven on earth Kathe. A special sign for a special place. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  23. Cute sign! Cute blog! came over from Have a daily cup of Mrs. Olson.

  24. What a great sign! And thanks so much for showing how you did it, I appreciate the visuals:)


  25. Beautiful! But i'm not sure you used a sealer that is good for outdoors?? Water based usually is not am i right? Hugs! deb

  26. LOVE IT, Kathe....sooo cute.

  27. Just found your blog, and if your posts are all like this... what a great idea!

  28. It turned out so lovely and I'm glad you kept your finger, too!

  29. Kathe ... I just love your Garden Shed and the sign looks real professional. I know you will really enjoy it after all the hard work of moving it. I want one of those little buildings (that I see sitting around on vacant lots for sale) that looks like a big doll house with a pretty front porch. I could fill it up real quick.
    Enjoy you special gardening shed.
    Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
    Timeless Treasures

  30. What a beautiful sign Kathe! It looks just perfect on your new shed!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  31. Thank you for sharing your pretty project at Potpourri Friday! Remember to enter the Home Depot Giveaway!

  32. It's beautiful! Great job, Kathe! I love that you call your garden your heaven. It really is that way, isn't it?

  33. Kathe, this sign is great! I'm really horrible at painting, but I think you've inspired me to make a sign like this for my son's room. Thanks for linking up to Show & Share Wednesday!

  34. Very cute, good job. I know what you mean about the old lady hands.LOL!

  35. Happy fellow first blogiversary.

    Popped in from S&S Fridays.


  36. Such a cute sign- I really love the saying! Thanks for sharing this week at Gettin' Krafty and glad to see you are feeling better!

  37. What a cute project Kathe. I love the letters and paint you used. Your tutorial was as cute as you are. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful project on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a great weekend!


  38. It looks so festive on your door!

  39. Love this sign, Kathe! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!

  40. Your sign came out great, it looks perfect hanging on that door!! I did one not long ago that said "Garden Tour 50¢" Thanks for sharing, Laura

  41. So sweet Kathe!

    Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

  42. It's party time over at Debt Free Mommy Blog and you're invited! Please drop on by and link up with Making Space Mondays. Oh, and we've got some really exciting news about our new house this week! Hope to see you there! -Tabitha

  43. I love how it turned out! So cute!

    Thanks for linking up at The Little Giggler

  44. What a cute sign! If and when we ever get around to doing something with our yard, I so need to do all these projects like this! Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week. I can't wait to see what you share this tomorrow!

  45. I love your sign. And love you got creative since you don't have all the "right" tools. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow!

  46. Congrats on your first blog anniversary, it is a special time. We made it to 1! Love your sign and really all the projects you do! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  47. I love it Kathe! I had to smile when you whipped out the hair dryer! I am an impatient crafter too!
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  48. Hello Kathe, Inspired! The use of the fence piece is wonderful - Love how your husband cut it for you ;)
    The font is terrific and love the words - perfect! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  49. Oh that turned out so cute Kathe! you did a wonderful job on this adorable sign! Thank you for joining TTF and have a great day!

  50. Hi Kathe,
    This is a really cute project. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  51. great sign Kathe! It looks so sweet on your door.


  52. Power tools are fun! Unless it's a reciprocating saw, in which case let someone else do it. I love your little sign, it looks like it belongs there! Thanks for linking up at What's Cluckin!

  53. You're right - that was smart of you to save a portion of the fence. Your sign is darling. And, since I'm the only one without a Cricket, I liked that you were able to make your letters without one. Thanks so much for linking up on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust. You helped make my par-tay a success!

    Warmly, Michelle


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