Monday, March 9, 2015


Here's a welcome sign I made for a special friend that I wanted to share.  You can see one made earlier here.

It started from a ceiling fan blade; I had already puttied the holes.

Sorry, it appears I'm really bad at taking pictures.  I first painted it with a Mauve chalk style paint.  After drying I lightly topped it with Driftwood.  Once dried I distressed it slightly and then dry brushed it with Burnt Umber.  For protection I used Minwax.

Below is the finished product



I used dry plants and then wrapped with twine, for additional support.  Gives a nice rustic look.

I found this beautiful burlap bird and nest at the fabric store

BEFORE (a plain ceiling fan blade)

AFTER   A chirpy way to welcome someone into your home.

Oh, the things you can create from a ceiling fan blade...LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!