Friday, 5 April 2013

Finally made it!-Rustic Vintage Family Name Sign

          And so the story goes that my bothersome pain around my my ribs and right scapula wasn't a sprain after all, and the hurtful fact that the money spent on my massage last week wouldn't have helped a bit. Its shingles that has attacked my thoracic nerve. A 3 days mc followed by an extended week since my rashes has yet to dry up. I wouldnt be able to work anyway because of the pain, but that didnt bother me as much. As i worry about how many days mc i have left and as to whether it would last me till the end of the year, another part of my brain was thinking, this would be the perfect time to stop thinking and start trying- yes, all the things that i have yet to 'practice'. Its weird that the only painkiller they could give me, which is paracetamol, couldn't take the pain away but doing this did :p

          I dont know what is it with me, but i always seem to fall for things that aren't available here in Singapore, or perhaps i just dont know about them even if they do exist. When i first started to move into my long awaited flat, i stumbled upon (well erm i kinda searched for it actually) an etsy seller based in US, who makes gorgeous vintage handmade signs. I looked high and low for such sellers based locally but i couldnt, and i certainly feel for those who wish for the same thing- IF there are any that is (or am i really the only one?) ;p . I was truly inspired to have a go at it, after receiving it.

          I go weak at 2 things (my husband will tell you there are actually more): first- sweet vintage and second: rustic vintage, farmhouse stuffs. So these are the 2 designs im starting my hands at. I owe my big sister for a lot of things, mainly her advices and listening ear (read:whatsapp messages). So I wanted to 'dedicate' my first, so called perfected (in my definition of course hehe..) handmade sign. I did a sweet shabby chic style for her and this was how it turned out to be inititally.

          I should have just distressed it a bit and waxed it, but my hands were itching to make it better and i ended up ruining it instead. So i decided to make another one, a rustic farmhouse look and this was how it turned out.


           Im not sure if my sister likes this look, but im happy with how it turned out heh... I have a few planks of wood to play around with, so do let me know if you would like to have one for yourself ;)


  1. Greetings! I wanted to know if you would be willing to answer a question about your blog! I'm Heather and my email is Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com :-)

    1. Hi Heather I'm terribly sorry!! I was so sure nobody ever reads my blog I somehow missed this comment oh no.. Is it to late to reply yes?