Sometimes I get a request for a customized sign - usually through my Etsy shop.
Customizing makes me nervous - what if they don't like it and think that is TOTALLY not what I had in mind.... It's HARD to get into someone else's head! Eeeek! They make me nervous. That being said, here are some over the last year that I've done for some folks:
This was requested by a man for his wife's birthday. He wanted a rustic Ephesians 2:8 for a blank spot on his wall. He even sent me a picture, and showed me the colors of his rug, walls, etc so I could help him. He was a self-proclaimed clueless man. :)
My buddy Chuck Tomasello over at Hearthstone Farms bought this awesome vintage-looking sign at Menards but the problem was it said "Rise and Shine Farms" - well HELLOOOOO that will never do! So he wanted to know if I could change it to Hearthstone Farms...
Using an old piece of wainscoting from off of our house, I tried to mix a red color to match the rooster and stenciled the letters on. I sanded the edges so it had some distressing to match the original sign and used Gorilla glue to secure it over top the Rise And Shine jazz going on.
Chucky-boy also brought me this. Any of you old-times know what it is? I sure didn't!
Back in the days of milk deliveries, this little door on the house would slide up and Mr. Milk Man would put the milk bottles in their cool spot.
And one last one I did for Chuck and their veggie stand by Spring Arbor:
Here was one for Colby Sharp, a beloved third grade teacher in "THE VILLAGE" of Parma, where my kids attend. His mom requested this and gave it to him as a gift. It's rumored he's got a minor obsession with "The Village". :)
This is actually one from a while back and I don't even remember one bit of the story behind it!
I just know she requested this quote with a tree in the background. :) Such a cool family quote!
This was one of those requests on Etsy that made me nervous. She wanted a specific color, and since I usually mix up my own with what I have on hand, I did three different ones and sent her a picture of them all side by side to see which one she thought was best.
She liked the middle one, more of a greenish blue and requested the scrolly shapes in the background be white. Sometimes you people have a better eye for design than I do, that's for sure!! I love it with white in the background!!
And I was so thrilled to get this feedback from her - sometimes you just never know why someone wants what they do: "... I'm going into surgery in a few days and have had this just below my TV to help me remember my faith!"
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