The birds are chirping in the morning and little green buds fill the trees in our yard. These welcome signs of spring are happily bringing with them warmer temperatures and brighter sunshine! Finally!
So, I was inspired to create my own signs of spring using this old pallet that had carried our new bathtub when it was delivered.
Figuring out how to take it apart was a chore. Finally I gave up and asked Tony to tell me how to use the jigsaw so I could just cut out the pieces I needed. He gave explicit instructions. “Plug it in. Push here for power. Cut.”
“Ok,” I said, “seems easy enough,” and I went out to cut 14 pieces. After some sanding they were ready for paint.
I used my Silhouette Cameo (coolest toy ever!) to cut out some stencils and bought some bright colored paint.
After painting I went over the whole thing with a quick coat of stain to bring out the rich wood color.
Some holes drilled in the top and colored wired created the perfect hanging mechanism. I ended up with 11 signs in all, and it was tough to decide which one I should keep and which should go over to Simply Reinspired for selling. Unfortunately, I forgot to take photos of them all before I took them to the shop! I guess you’ll have to head over there if you want to see them at 108 W. Cedar St. in Olathe!