Thursday

Grand Central Station Sign

I had this metal Bon Appetit sign hanging in the breakfast nook for about 20 years.

Then last fall I made a Dairy Scale sign and Bon Appetit went behind a door.

Grand Central Station Sign, Bliss-Ranch.com
One of Daughter #2's BFF's is a foodie and she wanted the sign, but I wanted the frame, so the two parted ways.

Grand Central Station Sign, Bliss-Ranch.com

The frame is metal and has hanging thingies on it already, which meant all I had to do was fit some wood on the back and it would be ready to hang after it was painted.

CedarSafe sent me complimentary wood for the playhouse redo we are working on, and I saved all the left over cedar scraps because I knew I could put them to use on small projects, and besides, they smell good!

Two short cedar pieces were put together with wood staples on the back side, and then I painted the front side a dark gray and stuck on the letters I cut out with my vinyl cutting machine.

Grand Central Station Sign, Bliss-Ranch.com

My favorite way to get an aged looking sign is using La Chaux Lime paint from the Maison Blanche Paint Company.  

I just bought three new colors, the one I'm using here is called Arctique.  It's a nice bright white.

Grand Central Station Sign, Bliss-Ranch.com

The front of the cedar with the vinyl letters was painted over with the lime paint.

There is a process for this paint..... wait 20 minutes then you move it around while it is in a putty like stage creating texture.  There are videos on the company page of the "how too".

I found a spot for the sign in the mudroom.

Grand Central Station Sign, Bliss-Ranch.com

Some days around here it's like an airport with kids or their friends flying in and out.

Some days like today, it's very quiet, at least temporarily.

Grand Central Station Sign, Bliss-Ranch.com

But all days it's a bit like Grand Central Station.






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18 comments :

  1. As New Yorkers...WE LOVE THIS!!!

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  2. Very nice! I still need to check and see if I can get that paint brand in Canada.

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  3. I love Grand Central Station itself and this is a great reminder of it!!

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  4. I like this new sign so much better. Nice that you could pass the old one on to someone else.

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  5. I love the sign! Not grand central around here anymore!

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  6. Great sign... from one that lives in Grand Central Station herself!

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  7. I love the bold statement that the sign makes! I must say, I even like the way the paint can looks! That's a beautiful label.

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  8. Love it! Looks great and funny, too!

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  9. Great sign, but I'm with Kelly ... that paint can label is Boo.T.Full
    Wishes to all for a wonderful weekend!

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  10. This sign would go perfectly in my home this past week while my son has been home visiting, and trust me there have been plenty of "not running on time" announcements around here, lol. Kudos to you ladies who can keep the schedule running somewhat smoothly.

    Love the sign!!! The color and the way it's placed right about the chalkboard organizer looks sweet!!

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  11. Perfect re purpose Bliss! I hear ya on the grand central. That's what we have going on this summer. I love it though.

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  12. That's a great sign, I love the font you chose.

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  13. Well it's a great sign. Of course. How's it going with the family in the yard?

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  14. What a fantastic sign...love the font and such a great idea to re-purpose the sign!

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  15. what a perfect sign for your busy place! I love your grand central station sign Bliss!

    gail

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  16. Great idea to re-use the metal frame. Love the transformation!

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