Today is the last day of October: the thirty-first, Halloween, or Trick or Treat day to some. October has raced by ,and too soon, I fear, I will be writing ‘today is the last day of 2014’. I missed last week’s Friday Favorites. I was traveling and emailed Lauren, the one who takes my Word document and magically makes it appear here. (I have yet to learn the magic and hocus pocus that makes it all happen.) I told her that I wasn’t going to be able to get the post to her and that it would either have to be skipped or she could be a guest Pinterest-finds picker for the week. Her response to me was that it was already Saturday. I thought it was still Friday. I am still not sure what happened to my Friday, but it is October and we all know strange things happen in October.

I am currently expecting a handsome three-year-old construction worker to appear at my door. He will be getting a cement mixer truck in addition to some sweet treats. While waiting,  I am looking for some last minute projects I can do before the winter holidays. This week I was searching Pinterest for sign ideas. I thought I would share some of the fun ones I came across. This is the link to all of the ones I pinned this week.1

I really love the simplicity of this sign. I can think of several people that I could make a nice gift for with a date that is significant to them.   It was originally pinned here and was made by Taylor of Dear Olympia. Though it may look plain, note that she did an ombré effect with the CeCe Caldwell’s Paints new Stains + Finish. The numbers were painted in Simply White, Nantucket Spray and Silverhill Fog.


Next up is a Peace sign pinned by Amanda Sissorhanz. I love her name! Looking at her boards, I believe she is a professional hair therapist.


I love all of the texture going on with this sign. Amanda does not describe her technique, but to me it looks like she used a raised stencil on a piece of scrap bead board. I also see some crackle going on. It looks like she used Seattle Mist, Sante Fe Turquoise and some other colors, and then used various colors of our metallic waxes. I just happen to have some old bead board pieces stuffed somewhere.


The next sign would be great in a laundry room, to hold the change and dollar bills that always end up in the washer, no matter how many times I check the pockets of the wash. (I am not that good about remembering to check the pockets, so I need one of these to save for replacement clothing when I leave a pen or marker in my pockets.)


Simplify originally pinned it here.   They are a CeCe Caldwell’s Paints Retailer in Franklin, Indiana. Notice the tag hanging on it in the picture. It may still be for sale in their store, if you would rather to buy it than make it. To make it, use a piece of two of scrap or pallet board. Dry brush in the CeCe Caldwell’s Paints color(s) of your choice. You could hand paint, use a stencil or cut vinyl letters the saying. Attach a worm gear clamp and a small bottle or jar and you have your made it yourself.

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