3.25.2012

HELLO Sunshine!

Surely you all have been sitting on the edge of your seats dying to know what I did with my pallet canvas...??? :) 

Well, let me just start off by saying, Michael, YOU inspired me! 
If you haven't seen his 'from wood to wall' post, then you should. TO DIE FOR. Really and truly everything he's done is...but it was that project that made me get my paint brush out.

Here's what I did:

Step 1: Freehand your image...in this case, a sun. (I wanted it to look folkart-esk, so I didn't worry much about perfectly, straight lines.)


Step 2: Get out all your left over paints...mix them around...and create various shades.

Step 3: Paint, paint, paint.



Step 4: Stencil on your outline...if words are what you want.
For a more detailed description on this, click here.


Step 5: Paint and sand.





It sits waiting to be hung on the porch...as the porch has become my latest project...

Linked up to: (Sunday) Nifty Thrifty Things, C.R.A.F.T., The Girl Creative, Homemaker on a Dime, Everything Under the Moon, Craftomaniac, Lines Across my FaceThe Delectable Home, It's Overflowing, Making the World Cuter, Flour Me with Love (Monday) Burlap & Denim, Making the World Cuter (Tuesday) Domestically SpeakingChef-in-Training, Sugarbee Crafts, Sassy Sites, Not Just a Housewife, A Diamond in the StuffNatural Nesters, Clean & Scentisible,  Uncommon, Fox Hollow Cottage, Housewives of Riverton, The Winthrop Chronicles (Wednesday) Blue Cricket Design, 733, Southern Lovely, Someday Crafts, Chatty Chics, Crafty Scappy Happy, Beyond the Picket Fence, Live, Laugh, Rowe (Thursday) Naptime Crafters52 Mantels, Simply Designing, Design Dazzle, See Vanessa Craft, (Friday) Bacon Time, Finding FabulousTatertots & JelloFunky Junk (Saturday) Six Sister's Stuff, A Little Inspiration, Too Much Time on My Hands, Thrifty Decor Chick Pin It Now!

70 comments:

  1. This is amazing!! I adore everything about it! Beautiful work, Holly!

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  2. Beautiful! Now where can I find a pallet...... ?

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  3. Oh my goodness Holly! This is sooooo cute. I LOVE IT. You are so darn creative!

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  4. This is so cute .. and bright and fun:) You cant help but he happy when you look at it !! LOVE IT!!!

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  5. great job holly! as usual it looks amazing!

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  6. Oh, that is SO GREAT! Now I want one! Love!

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  7. I have not tried the sharpie method of transfer, you are a genius., and your sign is pretty bright too.

    Bliss

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  8. So fun and bright. I love the color choices, the yellow (an obvious choice for the sun) and the teal-ish blue, awesome.

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  9. I love it! I can't wait to see what else you have in store for your porch!!

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  10. I have to say that is the coolest project I have seen yet. You did an amazing job. Seriously, wow.

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  11. You are an amazing talent! Seriously. That piece is so awesome! I'm pinning it too ...

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  12. Love this! I've had an idea to do something like this for around the house for a couple years now. I think you've just motivated me to get it done. So cheerful!

    Awesome.

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  13. Oh my gosh I love your blog! I am your newest follower. This project is so cute. I would love for you to share it at my link party
    http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/03/share-it-link-party-4.html

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  14. This is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  15. This one makes me smile! My weekend project for sure! I need this in my bathroom... thanks! I'm your newest follower and can't wait to explore your blog some more.

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  16. stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed this post!! new follower!

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  17. Orange makes me happy - I just love your blog! Thanks for linking up @ the Delectable Home.

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  18. This is so freakin' amazing!!! Adore, adore, adore!!! I shared this on my Inspired by Charm FB page. :) Love it!

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  19. That looks so great! Love all the shades of paint. I haven't done a pallet project yet....but I have a pallet!

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  20. I love your blog and I love this piece! I am moving into a new home this weekend and can't wait to start putting my new art on the walls. Thank you for the inspiration

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  21. I love this!!! You did a great job. Pinning it!

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  22. Wow! That's amazing! You did a great job and I love Michael's as well! Fabulous! Never seen his blog before! Amazing!Love your stuff girl!
    Melody
    One Chatty Chic

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  23. Holly, you are so good at what you do. I love seeing your creativity--thanks for sharing it with us! this is beautiful. :)

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  24. Love this, fabulous work as always! Featuring on Burlap & Denim :)

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  25. This is so beautiful!! What a wonderful job you have done. You are so creative!! Megan

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  26. This is amazingly gorgeous! I absolutely love the colors.

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  27. You did it again...I had to pin it. :)

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  28. Amazing! :) thanks for sharing your how to, I may just need to find old wood to do something similar. :)

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  29. LOVE this! I have Michael's pinned too but you definitely have your own spin on this! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I'll be featuring this tomorrow.
    Jenn :)

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  30. LOVE!!! I am totally pinning this for a later date. So inspiring :)

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  31. Hey we featured this awesome pallet project on the Naturally-Nifty linky party features today! Stop by and check it out, and also pick up a featured button to brag with on your blog! Great job, I absolutely love this!

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  32. I would like to make one for my porch too! I am trying to figure out what colors I want to paint to my house trim then I can think of how to paint "MY Sunshine" picture! Grat Job, Grat colors!

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  33. Oh my wow this is the best thing I've ever seen in my life!!!

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  34. So cute, you have so many great ideas!! We loved having you join us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope to see you again soon! -The Sisters

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  35. I am in love with this!! I love your style. I'll be featuring this later today!!

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  36. oh my goodness oh my goodness!!! I am in love with this! And I just love your blog!!!! I am SO featuring this later this afternoon!!! Thank you SOOO much for linking up!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  37. This is so fantastic! I see sunshine in my future. ;) Would you mind telling me what font you used? Thank you!!

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  38. Oh Wow! What a great piece! I love it!

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  39. Hi! I popped over from Too Much Time on my Hands to check out your pallet art. I love what you did, and in clicking around your site decided to become your latest follower! I hope you have a very Happy Easter!

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  40. Hi Holly! I am a new follower to your blog and I love your pallet! So refreshing and just plain pretty. I want to make one for my patio. Thank you for the inspiration! Can I just ask you what kind of paint you used? Thanks!

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  41. Love love love...want to do this project soon, what font did you use, I love the simple cursive-ish lettering,I searched to find it, and at no avail, thought maybe you had the name of it...thanks in advance!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments! I actually used a font called "QuigleyWiggly." Hope this helps!

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  42. Found you on Pinterest. This is such happy fun.

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  43. I made your sunny sign today! I love it so much, it makes me so happy-I keep walking past it over and over! Keep posting great ideas-I love them all!

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    1. How exciting!! That couldn't make me more happy!!! :)

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  44. dragged some pallets from across the street specifically for signs...THIS is my inspiration, thank you! I am a stay at home mom and this seems doable and it'll make me feel more accomplished and creative! I need that sometimes!

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  45. This is adorable and so cheerful. I am redecorating my daughter's room and I her nickname is Sunshine and this would be perfect for her room.
    Do you sell these?
    Thank you

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  46. This project makes me happy! Would be a great addition to our home! I am pinning this!

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  47. This is so cute! I want to make one. Might have to try something with this with my kids for art. Love the colors you chose!

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  48. This is an AWESOME, site - thank you!

    sue

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  49. Thanks for the inspiration! I pinned this a while back, then accidentally deleted it, then re-pinned it....and I actually did it! It's a little (or a lot) different than yours, but like I said, you gave me the inspiration for it. Thanks again!

    Here's a link, if you'd like to see what you inspired:)

    http://growanniegrow.blogspot.com/2012/10/31-days-day-29-hello.html

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  50. How did you connect your boards? The only way I can think of is little metal braces across the backs (which would get expensive) or by putting another board across the back and screwing each board to it. If you see this my email is texfstudent007@yahoo.com Thanks.

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