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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Baby Boy Gift Sign

Half Moon Bay California, quaint, fun town on the ocean.  That is where my BFF lives.  I'm not sure where those two young girls we used to be have gone, nor how we grew old enough for our babies to be having babies of their own, but you won't hear us complaining about that second part.

When her #2 kid welcomed #2 son into the world I set out to make a rustic gift for new little blue bundles' woodland themed nursery.

Baby Boy Gift Sign Bliss-Ranch.com


Brawn had some boards from a 100 year old Minnesota granary that were perfect.  The board he used was from the ceiling and hard as nails to saw through but in such great condition you would never know how old it was.

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Rustic and perfect with nail holes and deeply gouged saw marks, but the color was wrong.


I used some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White mixed with water and gave the wood a white wash then fired up my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the letters.

Baby Boy Gift Sign Bliss-Ranch.com

I can't take credit for the saying on the sign.  I originally read the quote in someone's scrapbook, so I don't know who thought it up, but I like it.

I really like how textured the lettering is.  Natural distressing, I didn't have to sand a thing.

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I layered a very dark blue with a touch of barn red (the colors of the nursery) over the old white, along with some watered down black craft paint.

I then went back in with a small brush and accentuated all the nail holes with dark paint.

Baby Boy Gift Sign Bliss-Ranch.com

The wood is really rough and rustic but I did wax it with both Annie Sloan clear and dark wax for the look I wanted while giving it a bit smoother surface.

The back has two lats with screws counter sunk to hold it together.  That granary wood is so perfect for it's age, I love it and want to make myself a sign out of it.

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From the stash in the garage came two heavy metal round ball knobs - strong enough to hang anything a little boy needs. 


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45 comments :

  1. This made me sniffle just a little bit. Very sweet gift.

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  2. Such a beautiul saying.. and a beautiful way to diplay it... Great! Blessings!

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  3. The new parents are going to be thrilled with your gift made with love. And the booties are pretty darn cute, too!

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  4. oh i love this! what a sweet and meaningful gift! and my bff lives in cali, too! i miss her every day.

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  5. What a special gift! I love that it all came from found pieces you already had but you turned it into a one of a kind piece!

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  6. Madly in love with this, Bliss. I think I'd burst into tears if I got a gift this special.

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  7. This is so flipping fabulous Bliss... I love it and I'm sure your BFF's grand baby does too! (My first is due Sept 10... ) I think he or she needs something cool like this!

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  8. Love it Bliss. That wood is beautiful and the saying so meaningful. Something that can be used beyond babyhood. You did good (as usual), my friend.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  9. Love it! I absolutely love the old boards, and the saying is great. They will love it.

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  10. Love this Bliss! Gotta get a Silhouette.

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  11. I love that saying! It's perfect for a little boy's nursery and even his bigger boy room. How lucky to find that old wood.
    Debbie :)

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  12. This is awesome! Love the saying!~~Ang

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  13. So sweet! I love that saying too. You BFF is going to be thrilled!

    :) Linda

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  14. What a sweet, thoughtful, homemade gift. Your friends are lucky!

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  15. Jaw. Dropper.
    I love every little thing about this.
    Pure Blissed to Perfection!!

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  16. Oh. my. gosh! Seriously?! That saying made the tears well up in my eyes. What an incredible, thoughtful, one-of-a-kind gift. Wow....it's perfect! xo

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  17. You have a keen eye for detail and spot on painting technique. Another person would go with the Old White and call it good. Adding the blue and red (ever so subtle) gives the wood great depth. I'm stealing the dark paint around the nail holes idea! That little boy will realize the true importance of the gift when he becomes a man.

    La Verne@hopeandsalvage.com

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  18. This is just beautiful, Bliss...such a special gift filled with love. The wood boards are really wonderful, too!

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  19. I just love it! I have not heard that saying before, it's just right.

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  20. I just love it! Very cool saying and I love the rustic boards!

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  21. Oh how great! Your friend is going to LOVE it! Love the words and how rustic it is.

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  22. This is such a beautiful and very touching gift. I would be all sappy with this one and I love the little booties hanging.

    Cynthia

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  23. Anyone would be honored to receive your gift, Bliss. Very touching and special.

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  24. This is such a beautiful and personal gift, you've done such a great job Bliss, they're gonna be thrilled !

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  25. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Your technique is phenomenal.

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  26. FaBLISSness (fabulousness)!! and the saying pulls at my heart strings.

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  27. Love this. I wish you would have made it for me 12 years ago when Joey was born ;) And as a P.S.... my youngest daughter (not your future daughter-in-law) has Half Moon Bay on her "where I will wed" locations.

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  28. I just might have to have a baby just so you will make one of these for me! Hmmmm, on second thought, I'll just admire this one!
    Kelly

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  29. I love this Bliss, so beautiful. Just perfect for a little man.

    My Dad says grand hild rein are the reward for having to deal with teenagers and even after having them the last two nights he swears my teenagers are way better than I was...of course they are, for him lol

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  30. LOVE the quote...and the sign!! Lucky baby :)

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  31. That sign is beautiful and those booties - adorable!

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  32. What a great sign for a boy's room! Love the rustic flare:)

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  33. Adorable. You come up with the cutest signs.

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  34. Great sign Miss Bliss. You can make one of these for my first grandchild. Which hopefully is a long time from now!

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  35. I love that you used barn wood. It looks great! A perfect saying for a little boys room too.

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  36. This sign is AMAZING so dang cute! Thanks for linking up to our Be.YOU.tiful link party!!! <3 Andie

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  37. This is the sweetest sign ever. Made me want to go make it for my son and all my friends with sons! Please stop by and share at our link party going on now.

    http://www.delineateyourdwelling.com/2014/03/link-it-or-lump-it-party-no-29.html

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  38. As the mother of three boys, I can honestly say that this is by far the cutest little boy saying I have ever heard. Thank you. I am going to use it in my home since their ages are 5, 10, & 16, So I definately understand how true it is.

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  39. Hi Bliss, beautiful saying! Love this!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  40. Oh, wow! I cannot describe how much I love this sign. Pinning now!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!! :)

    ~Leslie @http://www.thetallytales.com

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  41. Beautiful project!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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