Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Which way?

This sign hung outside at our cottage.

When we sold the cottage this spring,
it came home with all the other "stuff".  
I wanted to use it at our new little spot in the country, but it just didn't suit. 
We are on a river there, not the ocean
 and this sign looks "beachy" to me.  

It hung in the sunshine and salt air
 for several years, and did it's job 
very well by pointing the way to the salt water. 
However it really was faded and chipped.  
A fresh look, and new job
were definitely in order.

So, I removed the rope hanger, 

and took out the rusty little screw eyes.

A coat of black paint really freshened it up.
When the black paint was thoroughly dry,
I put on a thick coat of  "Crackle It". 
That dried for several hours,
and then I put on a coat of white paint.  

As the "Crackle It" continued to dry
under the coat of white paint
it did it's job very well.
It crackled it!!!

The arrow has a very important new job now.
It very proudly points the way to...


Outdoor Wednesday


  1. Just found your blog and it makes me happy. Thanks for the "WORD".

  2. Haha! That's great! An important sign with an important job for sure.

  3. Cute sign for the necessary room!! I remember outhouse days at the cottage!!

  4. Perfect change for your outhouse. :)

  5. Crackle! Crackle! Crackle! It mus be fun to make it :))) I love the project, but also your beautiful photography on the glazed glass (which looks like water...). Thank you for leaving a sweet comment on my chalk paint vases :)

  6. Whatever works! Haha! Great thinking. Have a terrific weekend! So nice to know you stopped by!

  7. Hahaha! That is great! I LOVE IT!!

  8. Thanks for the chuckle! We are building a cabin in the mountains. I just might need an arrow pointing to the outhouse too!

    Susan and Bentley


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