Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A "Sign" Of Italian Sunshine

When I shop at my local Goodwill, which is at least once a week, I look for items that I can sell in the stores where I rent space, but mostly I look for "projects."
Often times there are great pieces of wood that can be turned into art. For example, not too long ago I posted a sign that I made from a piece of wood I bought at Goodwill. You can see it HERE

Last week, I found this...
I paid $3 for it. Someone must have donated it to Goodwill after they were unable to sell it in a garage sale because it had a sticker on it for 99cents.

I painted over the primitive design with black acrylic paint. I looked in Google Translator to find out how to say, "Italian Sunshine" in Italian which I learned is Sole Italiano. Then I painted Sole Italiano Limoncello on the board using yellow, brown, & white acrylic paint that I triple loaded onto my paint brush. I then painted lemons on the board.
Once the paint was dry, I sanded over the whole board to give my sign an aged look.




My plan was to sell it, but it looks so good in my kitchen that I decided to keep it...
for now anyway!


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45 comments:

  1. Definately a great improvement! Nice one

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  2. I love that you found something old and tired and gave it a new life! Love the After!
    Deb@LakeGirlPaints

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  3. Oh I love it!!! Fabulous sign!

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  4. It looks wonderful!!! I can see why it was hard to part with! I'll have to start shopping our Goodwills for "projects." Ours are pricey, and most of the stuff is too high to resale. I quit going and stuck with the Salvation Army in our area. But you've given me a new perspective! :)

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  5. So that is where all those "Welcome Friends" signs go! Love the black and yellow. I had to look up what limoncello was - sounds delicious!

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  6. Calling by from Share your Cup Thursday, of course I love the Limoncello sign.

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  7. Great Project. Love the Black color with the Lemon Yellow! Found this on Live.Laugh.Rowe.

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  8. Wonderful project. I love the Limoncello sign. I Love Limoncello...and have some in my fridge.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

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  9. Love it! I have a bottle of chilled Limonocello in my refrigerator. It might be calling me over now, LOL! Visiting from Share Your Cup.

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  10. Fantastic job!!! Such a happy vibe!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  11. Wow! You sure are quick! Thanks for linking up to Curb Alert! and joining the Friday Block Party.
    Tami

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  12. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it -- now i wish you were here to share a glass of!!!! : ) fabulous job and thanks for sharing over at Junkin Joe! hugs...

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  13. I love this sign. We would see them all over Amalfi. I'm your newest follower. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/pink-honey-beeswax-lip-balm-and.html
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  14. I wish I could paint like this! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

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  15. Thanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment. Your remade sign turned out lovely. I can see why you decided to hang on to it for a while longer!

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  16. That looks great! You see a ton of French signs but not alot of Italian! I love Italy and especially love limoncello!! Great re-do!

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  17. Pretty, and so creative! Visiting from addicted2decorating. Glad I did! :) Sharon

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  18. great job, love it! Hugs P.S. thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop :-)

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  19. this looks great! I love the handwriting and what you chose to write, very Mediterranean!

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  20. Great way to revamp an old thrifted find! Coming over from TT&J! www.poshideas.com

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  21. You are so talented1 Looks great! Thank you for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend.

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  22. I love what you did with the sign! Very cool! And I love lemons!

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  23. Ooooooooh, I love limoncello (it's yummy Italian liquor too) and I love this sign! Very nice. This inspires me to make something sunny and similar for our sunroom.

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  24. It's party time over at Debt Free Mommy Blog and you're invited! Please come by and link up any post(s) related to making your home a better space. I hope you'll join us for Making Space Mondays. Hope to see you there! -Tabitha

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  25. What a great transfermation, great idea too. Now I'm going to keep my eyes oppen for anything I can paint over and make my own.

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  26. My dil is Italian and so I am very familiar with limoncello. I love it. Hot going down.

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  27. I do the same thing at my local Goodwill store. This is awsome. I love the new look of the old wood. Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  28. How fun! I like it much better now. It would go perfect in my kitchen too ;-)

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  29. Love it!
    You've been featured on DIY Thrifty Thursday at www.thrifty101.blogspot.com
    Hope to see you again this week!

    Michelle

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  30. Love it! I had to smile because I painted one of those Welcome Friends signs years ago. Long been donated to thrift. Love the Italian words and the lemons look good enough to eat. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  31. You are so very talented! I love the sign it's gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking this up to our weekend Wonders party. Hope to see you back on Thursday :)

    http://thethriftinessmiss.blogspot.com

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  32. Oh my goodness, you are talented!! Great job!!

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  33. It really is quite perfect. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  34. I have fallen in love with this sign! you do magic with those hands of yours, Virginia. By the way, we will be featuring this at the party tomorrow ^^)


    thanks for sharing this with us at the Crafty Saturday Party. I can't wait to see what you have for us this week.

    Hugs,
    Lelanie@to-sew-with-love.com

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  35. WOW! We love it...beautiful transformation! We appreciate you linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party! Please come back again soon! -The Sisters

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  36. The Curb Alert! Block Party link is up again today and through the weekend. I would love it if you joined us again! http://tamicurbalert.blogspot.com/2012/08/friday-block-party-15.html
    Have a great weekend!
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

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