Saturday, July 17, 2010


Ever since J and I met, our saying has been "Always".  Every email, every card, every letter, even every quick jotted note is signed "Always".  I don't even remember how it started, to be honest, but I do remember how that one word has gotten us through a lot.  It's our way to tell each other that no matter what, we will always support and love each other.  When he was living in Michigan and I was living in Maryland, it was our way of looking forward to a future together at some point.  Even while we were getting our lives together and were just friends, both dating other people, we would end our conversations or emails with "Always".  If you notice, that is also how I sign each blog entry. 
So when I found this tin sign for $3 at the thrift store, I knew it was going to go from "All Star" to "Always" and I knew I had the perfect spot to hang it. 
It didn't take much, just a couple of coats of black paint to cover the old lettering, a little sandpaper to scuff it up a bit and my good old Cricut to make the letters.
I love how it turned out!

           Before:                                                                        After:
I love how even though I painted over the crackle paint, it stil shows the texture through the black.  This is now hanging in the upstairs hallway and serves as a reminder of our love and committment to one another.  I have more ideas to decorate the hallway and hope to share more pictures soon.
Unfortunately, I'm not feeling well this weekend, so no yard sale or thrift store finds to report, but I hope to be back in action for some good finds next week!
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  1. What a sweet post! I didn't know that. Sign turned out great, too.

  2. That is a cute sign, and the sentiment that goes with it is very special. I love your blog header by the way. I'm a quilter, not a great one, but I sure have fun!