"Good and Perfect Gift" Sign

March 24, 2010 22 Comments by Sharyl@Thelittlebrownhouse
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Welcome to The Little Brown House!

I am updating this post to share again, and wanted to mention

that the scripture I used for the sign is one of my favorites -

James 1:17

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down

from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not

change like shifting shadows.”

Now on to the project!

Today I want to show you how I completed my

DIY Photo Wall

in my family room – hope you like it!

A month or so ago, I put up a row of pictures of our grandchildren on our Family Room wall.



Aren’t they seriously the most gorgeous grandchildren on earth? I am being

totally impartial here – just stating the truth..

Anyway – I decided I needed something on the wall above the pictures.

One of my favorite blogs, Thrifty Decor Chick , who I want to be when I grow up

(grow up in blog years, in real years I am much older than her!)

has a photo arrangement on her stairway wall that I just love.

Whew – how was that for a run on sentence!

She has a vinyl saying on the wall along with the pictures – it says “The best things in life

aren’t things.” So of course I wanted a saying above my pictures, I decided to

use “Every good and perfect gift is from above”, which is one of my

favorite scriptures from James.

And my grandkids are one of my favorite gifts! Perfect!

I started out with another one of those cabinet doors that

I love so much from our Habitat For Humanity outlet store.



You may remember my first craft with one of these – my

Family Name Signs I made for Christmas



You can check out how I made them Here.

Anyway – back to our story!



This door needed a little help, so my husband filled in

some dents with putty, and I sanded them down.

Then I painted it with some black satin latex. I wanted

just a tiny bit of sheen to it..



Once again I ordered my vinyl from my friend Shelly

at Say Anything Expressions. And once again she came

through for me! This order was only $13.50 for the vinyl

plus shipping. Fabulous!! And it came so quickly too!

Here is how it looks when you get it -



To start out, I laid out the paper to get an idea of placement

Then I pulled out my adorable pink measuring tape that

my Mother-in-law got me! I measured to make sure I

was placing it evenly.



You peel off the 1st backing paper – then lay the vinyl face down on the board.

I use a small spatula (cause I am such a tool pro) to press

the vinyl down as I am pulling off the final backing and placing

the words on the board.



Finished the top – now on to the bottom!



After I got the whole thing done – I decided it looked a little blank

in the center – so I ordered an embellishment from Shelly to put there.

This is the one I choose – cute huh!

So here it is completed and on the wall –





I have decided I seriously heart vinyl! It makes such an inexpensive and

personalized impact! I don’t know why it took so long to get

invented! We had a man on the moon 40 years ago!!

(As a side note – I am thinking about joining Exclamation Points Anonymous..)

Any way – tell me what you think!

About my gandkids being the most

adorable children on the face of the earth I mean….

And thanks for stopping by The Little Brown House, where you can always

find exclamation points and run on sentences –

Come back soon!


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22 Comments

  1. Cindy Conner
    1639 days ago

    Love it, love it, love it! It turned out simply beautiful. And I must say that you do have some beautiful grands there! ALMOST as beautiful as mine! Ha! Be blessed. Cindy

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  2. gail
    1639 days ago

    that sign turned out really cute. It looks great with your picture wall. I too am a huge fan of !!! and runon sentences! :)
    While cleaning out my garage yesterday I found a random assortment of about 10-12 cabinet doors of all sizes and styles. I see some signs in my future!
    gail

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  3. Katie
    1639 days ago

    Wow, I love it! Great idea to use the cabinet door- I love the Habitat for Humanity ReStores as well. It turned out so beautiful. And you do have gorgeous grandchildren! I will probably have to join you in exclamation points anonymous- I use them far too much. :-)

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  4. Adrienne
    1639 days ago

    Love it!! I am inspired now! We are hanging up pictures this week and now I want a vinyl phrase above mine! Also, I find your excessive exclamations endearing! It is a much nicer way to show enthusiasm than all caps, which just makes it look like one is yelling. EXCESSIVE EXCLAIMERS UNITE!!!

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  5. The Lumberjack's Wife
    1639 days ago

    Love it! The vinyl is awesome!

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  6. Sarah
    1639 days ago

    First off let me say that YES, in fact, you’re grandchildren are quite adorable. Second, I too heart vinyl. With my Cricut and a roll of vinyl I can whip a crafty creation in a matter of minutes. It’s making my craft projects too much fun! Thirdly (is that a word?) when you start the exclamation points anonymous I’m gonna need to join! I just get too excited when I’m typing sometimes that I can’t help but use them! ;> Thanks for the great post. Your photo wall is fab-u-lous!!!
    God’s blessings,
    Sarah :D

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  7. Delores
    1639 days ago

    This turned out great!

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  8. Wendy @ The Shabby Nest
    1639 days ago

    Adds such a nice touch!

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  9. Sheryl
    1639 days ago

    Beautiful. Love it!

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  10. Ann Marie @ Household6Diva
    1639 days ago

    A CABINET DOOR!!?!?! That’s BRILLIANT! I am definitely going to use this idea when we move back to the states! (My hubby is Army and we are currently stationed in Germany.)

    Your grandchildren ARE adorable! And that saying is just perfect!
    Thank you for sharing such a lovely AND frugal idea!

    Happy Friday!
    (Stopping by from Finer Things Friday and Tidy Mom.)

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  11. TidyMom
    1638 days ago

    What a FABULOUS idea! I love it and it adds so much to your wall!!

    Thanks for linking up to I’m Lovin’ It! Have a Fantastic Weekend!

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  12. Bridgette Woosley
    1638 days ago

    Very neat…very clean…very PRETTY!
    ~Bridgette

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  13. Ann Marie
    1638 days ago

    Wow, that turned out amazing! It adds just the right touch to your photo wall. I too have a cabinet door from the ReStore that I’m in the process of painting, can’t see to figure out how I want to do it.

    Anywho, thanks for all of your help on my pillow situation. I *never* thought of cutting out the flowers and adding them as appliques and piping! Love that idea, thanks so much!!

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  14. Treasia
    1638 days ago

    Your grandchildren are adorable! Now the whole wall just pops. It’s perfect.

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  15. Sandi
    1638 days ago

    That is wonderful! You did a great job! Your grandchildren are indeed adorable; but so are mine! *smile* Have a lovely weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  16. Brandi @ Frugal Farmhouse
    1638 days ago

    I love this! great resource for vinyl, I’ll have to check it out. I’m your newest follower :)

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  17. Amy @ Finer Things
    1637 days ago

    Very well done! Photos of loved ones certainly warm up a home.

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  18. Funky Junk Interiors
    1637 days ago

    Sooo clever! I’ve been looking for old cupboard doors to do something similar. Yours turned out so high end looking. :) Lovely wall feature!

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

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  19. Laura
    1637 days ago

    This is so cute. What a great idea!

    I am featuring a necklace tutorial and giveaway. I’d love it if you stopped by my blog!

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  20. neli
    1636 days ago

    Just stunning. Love it so much!!!!!!!!!

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  21. jenjen
    1631 days ago

    Such a cute sign. I love that wall you put it on with the pictures. So pretty!

    Thanks for linking up!

    XOOX
    Jen

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  22. Sarah @ Thriftydecorchick
    1611 days ago

    That is really, really lovely!! I just love it. So simple and classic. Thanks for letting me know about this!

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