Monday, October 3, 2011

Guest Blogger.....Creative Raisins!

I am so happy to have my friend, Lisa, from Creative Raisins here today! She is so talented....and I find myself so excited to see what she is going to do next. I hope you will stop by and visit her blog, she had tons of great DIY Fall ideas and you have to be sure to check out my favorite project....her kiddos Play House, you will be blown away!


Hi, my name is Lisa from Creative Raisins and I am so excited to be here doing a guest post at Creative Carmella.  Carmella has quickly become a friend and always inspires me with here creativity and kind words so when  she asked me to do this post I was more than happy.


I am a stay at home mom to 3 crazy boys who keep me on my toes all the time.  I love to create, whether it be crafts, home decorating, painting, party planning or making cakes.  I love it all.

Today I wanted to share with you one of my latest Fall creations.  I am a lover of all things Signs so I found it fitting to create a fall inspired sign to share with you.  



For this project I used 1 - 8 foot stick of 1x4 spruce and 1 - 8 foot  2x2 spruce cut down to size.  I wanted the arrows to be different lengths so there was no measuring involved.  To cut the ends I used the miter saw at a 45' angle.  



Then comes the fun part, the painting.  I painted each one a fun fall color, I just did one coat on each so you could still see the grain coming threw.  




I am a big fan of vinyl stencils so each arrow got their own word that was stenciled on.


After they had finished drying each one got a quick sanding on the edges and a quick spray of clear top coat to protect it .  I cut the 2x2  down to my desired height and used a nail gun to secure them all.  



I am so happy I could share this project with all of you, I hope you enjoy.

Lisa, Thanks so much for helping me out today! You are welcome to share your talent here anytime!

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