While sitting on our new deck one afternoon, we were getting pounded by the reflection of the sun from our light-colored vinyl siding. I told Emily we needed something to break up the large wall of boring siding.
I've always like the look of early-century faded advertisements on the side of old buildings. So I decided to try to recreate an antique sign. I started with a sheet of plywood and cut it in half. Then Grace & I painted the plywood green. I then free-handed the wording. I didn't want it to look perfect; I like the look of imperfections on older signs. I then had Grace and Tripp splatter white paint all over the signs to simulate years of wear and tear outside. Finally, I sealed them with a spray on epoxy.
Lessons Learned: My children can't yet read cursive.