Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Last One In...

It looks like we are going to skip Spring here in Georgia and go right into summer! Last week I thought our chilly nights and rainy days would never allow the pool to warm up. But, today was hot and there were boys swimming in my pool.

Back in the winter, in anticipation of summer, I painted this sign for a friend's birthday to hang by her pool...

I started by painting a board a light blue...

 While the paint was still wet, I added a darker blue. I wanted the blue to resemble water.

When the paint was dry, I added vinyl letters to the board that I cut out using my Cricut...
I also cut out some teardrop shapes to look like dripping water.

I painted over the entire board with a cream color...
and then peeled away the vinyl...

I gave the board a good sanding...

 I gave the letters and teardrop shapes a white highlight...

I gave the sign a few coats of polyurethane and my husband drilled holes into the corners of the sign so I could add twine as a hanger.

I hope you are ready for summer.
 And remember,
 the last one is is a rotten egg!

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  1. I like this sign! It makes me smile :-)

  2. What a great saying from childhood! Thank you for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster.

    Fluster Buster

  3. Love this sign so much I'm pinning it!

  4. Loving your summertime sign! So nice stopping by to visit with you!

    Kindly, Lorraine

  5. So cute! We have an above ground pool and are on our second year with it. This would be great hanging on our patio! Pinned it!

  6. Love this! It is such a fun idea to have at the pool - it is Winter over here, so I can make one and be ready for Summer :-) Thank you for sharing your sign !

  7. What a fun sign! Wish I had a dime for every time I screamed that as a child!!

  8. Super cute!
    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  9. New fan coming over Mop it Up Monday. I would love for you to come share this post at our From the Farm Blog Hop. Hope to see you there!
    Fresh Eggs Daily

  10. What a great job you did painting this sign. Love it! Visiting you from the DIY Home Sweet Home party. Blessings, Patti

  11. Love the phrase you chose and love the method you used. Really nice.

  12. I can't tell you how many times I said that as a kid on the beach.

  13. Fabulous job MissVaVa! You're such a great painter. The white in the letters makes it pop right out :) Love it!

  14. Fabulous job MissVaVa! You're such a great painter. The white in the letters makes it pop right out :) Love it!

  15. As always my friend this ROCKS!!!! great job and thanks for the cool DIY!!! (((((HUGS)))))!

  16. This is adorable! My son is at the age when he continues to say, "Last one to the house is a rotten egg," or "Last one to the car is a rotten egg." I think I need to make this for his bedroom :) Thanks for sharing. I am now following along and I look forward to visiting again.

    Have a great weekend.


  17. This is beautiful & funny!!

    (Crafty Country Cottage Link Party)

  18. How cute is this!! I bet it has been a hit! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Monday Funday!

    Take care,



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