DIY Painted Sign

Happy Thursday, my friends! Has this been a fun week or what?! So far we’ve had a fabulously feminine pegboard makeover, a spring home tour, and today I have a simple DIY painted sign and lots of spring inspiration for you! Woohoo!

Before we get to the giveaway, though, I’m sharing a super simple spring sign I recently made with my Silhouette! {How’s that for alliteration? 😉 } This was the first sign I had attempted with my Silhouette, so I was kind of nervous that I would mess the whole thing up, but everything came together in the end!

I started out with a leftover piece of plywood that I had hubby cut down to size for me.

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I then painted the board white since that’s what color I wanted my lettering to be. Now I would love to tell you that I had the Silhouette cut my letters, they transferred perfectly, and I was on to the next thing, but it just wasn’t that easy. See those teeny tiny thin cursive letters? Yeah, they are no joke.

DIY Painted Sign and Giveaway at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

I originally tried to print them on the same contact paper I used for the “April Showers” lettering, but because the contact paper was so thin, they ripped apart easily and were quickly ruined. I then printed them on a thicker vinyl, which worked better, but I still had to be really, really careful when I was transferring them (I used painter’s tape), and it took a while to get everything on the board in the right place. As you can see, though, it all worked out…eventually.

Since it took SO long to get the lettering in place, I certainly didn’t want to risk any paint leaks, so I sealed the letters with a coat of decoupage. Then all that was left to do was to roll on a top coat of paint– I used Swan Sea by Behr.

DIY Painted Sign and Giveaway at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

I applied one generous coat of paint, stepped back long enough to snap this picture, and then peeled off the lettering while the paint was still wet so that the paint didn’t peel away with the vinyl. Shockingly, this worked with only very minimal bleeding of paint, and after some dry time, I had my beautiful sign!

DIY Painted Sign and Giveaway at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

I added the bunting for an extra spring-y touch– also a Silhouette project. The sign ended up being the perfect centerpiece for my floating shelves, and I was smitten!

DIY Painted Sign and Giveaway at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

Hooray for spring! Now if the weather would just start feeling like spring, I’d be all set… 😉

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend!

Have you been doing any spring decorating lately?

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  4. Lisa Cooper says:

    I love Target’s home decor.

  5. Oooh, my favorite department at Target is definitely the Home section. I love to stroll the aisles and imagine what I could do with all the great products.

  6. Love the Target Home section! Cuteness and awesome giveaway, thank you 🙂

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  8. Bethany the ngnrdgrl says:

    Love your spring shelf! That painted sign is uber cute. So simple too, besides the small cursive font you had to struggle with. 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Bethany! How is everything going with the new house? I bet you’re loving it! Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  9. My favorite section of Target is the clearance section of ALL the departments!! Often on my lunch break, I’ll just stroll through the end caps, looking for deals!

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  13. desaree martin says:

    I love all of target, but especially the home section!!

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  15. Kim {Pinspired Home} says:

    I always shop Target’s clearance. Is that a section? 😉

    1. justagirlabby says:

      It’s the most important section if you ask me! 😉

      ~Abby =)

  16. Love Target! Not only for Home Decor!

  17. Shannon D says:

    I love all of target but epecially the home section! I’m also a sucker for the baby closthes 🙂

  18. If I must pick one…Home Decore:-)

  19. April Bondi says:

    A toss up between home decor, kitchen and dining and baby! 🙂

  20. Definitely the home section! I’m a sucker for that…or the office supplies!!

  21. Hi Friend! I love your April Showers sign. So adorable!! The mini bunting banner is just too cute!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you!! I just emailed you– let’s get together soon!

      ~Abby =)

  22. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says:

    I love everything from their clothing, to their bathroom accessories to the tables and chairs they have! Oh and of course their dollar bins! 😉

  23. Cute sign!!! Love Target!

  24. Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says:

    This is adorable, Abby! The pennant banner is the perfect touch!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Jill! You are the sweetest! Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  25. Aniko@PlaceOfMyTaste says:

    Such great idea, Abby! Very spring-y color choice! Love it! Pinning! Have a great weekend!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Aniko! You are the sweetest! Thanks again for organizing this fun hop! Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  26. Amy @ Homey Oh My! says:

    The bunting is so adorable!! Beautiful work, Abby!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Amy! Add bunting to everything, I say! 😉 Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  27. Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body says:

    Another fabulous project, Abby! I just love it. I bet those cursive letters were a pain, but they look PERFECT!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Yes, I definitely feel like I’m breaking all of the “new Silhouette owner” rules… my very first project was a complicated stencil, and the first time I tried words, I used a super skinny font. Oh well! Go big or go home, right?! 😉 Thanks so much for your sweet words, Tasha! Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  28. Becky {this is happiness} says:

    Really cute Abby! Perfect for spring!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Becky!! Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  29. Krista @ the happy housie says:

    Totally adorable Abby! I LOVE the little bunting!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Krista! Bunting makes everything better, I say! 😉 Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  30. Dorothy Teel says:

    I love Targets kitchen/ houseware section, they have the neatest plates and serving platters, unusual glasses, and neat and colorful serving or cooking utensils, my biggest problem with Target is trying to spend too much money…lol

  31. Shannah @ Just Us Four says:

    This sign is too cute! I love this for spring decorating ideas!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Shannah! You are the sweetest! Enjoy your weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  32. Angie Potts says:

    I love target! I like the clothes but my favorite is the home sections…I like to wander up and down the isles. I really like the new threshold line.
    Thanks for the giveaway! Love your blog!

  33. My favorite section of Target is the seasonal (where the candy is!!).

  34. Renee Beaucage says:

    I quite love Target’s homelands area (all their home decor, stationary, bedding, that kind of stuff. I would buy all of their beautiful little tables even if I didn’t have room for them because they’re so gorgeous!

  35. Renee Beaucage says:

    I meant homelines area, not homeland lol

  36. I love the sleepwear at Target–cute stuff that doesn’t cost a fortune.

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  38. susie king says:

    Shoes is my favorite section especially the sandals in bright colors.

  39. Ariean @OneKriegerChick says:

    Super cute Abby! I love how you transform these shelves for each holiday!
    ~Ariean

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks, Ariean! Hope you had a wonderful weekend, my friend!

      ~Abby =)

  40. Corey @ Tinysidekick says:

    Every time I see another amazing project done with one of those fancy machines I get closer and closer to just buying one (instead of trying to win one on a daily basis) Haha! This looks great Abby!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Girl, that was so me too! I entered SOOOO many giveaways! Hubby got me one for Valentine’s Day or I would still be at it, lol! Hope you had a wonderful weekend, Miss Corey!

      ~Abby =)

  41. Colleen Boudreau says:

    The home section.

  42. Hi! I have several favorite departments in Target: home decor, clothing (womens, kids), and shoes. I can lose track of time in Target; love shopping there.

  43. I love Target home, especially the clearance! 🙂

  44. I love the fitness clothing section

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  45. love your blog..and shopping at Target!

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  47. Mindie Hilton says:

    My favorite section at target is the Dollar Bins up front. They have some cool items there that inspire many frugal craft projects.

  48. ❤️ I love everything about target ❤️

  49. Jasmine P says:

    I love their home decor section!!

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