A Good Beatin'


A few of you darlings asked if I painted or used uhm....plastic.

No plastic for me. That would mean I would have to be all fancy and have one of those cool machines that I would die for...Nope...

The ole' fashion way...Paint!

Yall were so sweet to say how nice they looked...Thank you! Leave it to my BFF Misty to be honest. She informed me that they looked too new. They needed a better beatin'

Nothing like a best friend to be honest. Thats why I love her so much! Did I mention that she is the best photographer in the world. Yep! I trust my babies faces with her. Not to mention she can get my kids to do things I could only dream about. ok. back to the beatin'

See how much better... thanks Misty!

Purdy Purdy with their edges all scraped up.



Here is one of my name signs...

If you are in my family or on my list of gifts...

Here's your sign! Yep... that's what yall will be getting for Christmas. Your name of course.. made with love. Awwww. Aint I so sweet. I think the fumes from the stain are getting to my brain. Gotta go get a 8 year old out of bed for school... Womans work.. never done. Love you guy's!!

75 comments:

  1. Wow...I like that better too!

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  2. i make some signs around our house too with paint... do you just print off in the font you want to use and trace it?

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  3. Yep, it does look better. It is so awesome to have a friend like that. have a blessed day! And did you know that I am a long lost relative of yours........LOL Have a blessed day!
    Juanita

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  4. Susie,
    They look great and what a great Christmas gift.

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  5. Hi Susie, that looks great. I used to sell alot of signs when I did craft shows. Everybody loves them!

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  6. I LOVE your family name signs. So fun!

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  7. They look great. I am impressed with your painting skills.

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  8. Absolutely love them!!

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  9. The beatin' looks great. Have you ever used a finishing coat of stain to make them even more rustic? The more rustic, the better I always say!! You are so talented...best of luck at your next show!

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  10. I liked them before, but I love them with a good beatin'! :o) I paid someone last year to make me a sign and she NEVER sent it to me. I'm still bitter. Can you tell? lol Your signs are 1000% better.

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  11. Love them either way. I think it's a good idea to make gifts for Christmas too.

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  12. I thought they looked fantastic before, but they look even better now!

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  13. they look so much better rustic! i love it!!!! way to go!

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  14. Susie,
    I was hoping you would fall for it so I could get one of those signs! HE! HE! I know I'm sneaky!!
    Juanita

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  15. I'm so impressed that your painting comes out so well. I try to paint things that require a straight line edge (like lettering) and it looks like a toddler did it. Meh. :(

    Love the beaten up signs! Very nice! You so good!

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  16. These are wonderful..again! And, what a great idea for christmas gifts!

    Are you going to start selling custom ones of those for us to buy?!

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  17. Good Morning Miz Susie,
    Loving your signs, whether beaten or not! I've missed reading your blog every day so much, hopefully now that I'm home I can get back into my normal daily routine of drinking my coffee while reading your blog *smiles* Oh and I finally updated my blog with some Lobby pictures. Have a wonderfully blessed weekend Girlfriend!

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  18. Those are gorgeous! You have such a great eye!

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  19. Susie! Your signs are beautiful!! I love them! And YEESSSSSSS you have to do War Eagle!! In the past 3 years that I have been to W.E. there have been NO tassels. I'm serious. you could do great there!! See these signs too! And your metal ones!

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  20. THose signs look great!! They'll make such wonderful Christmas gifts! Wish I was in your fam ;)!

    Blessings,
    Stacey

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  21. If only I could paint! Those look so awesome :)

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  22. Painted is soooooo much better than vinyl. Vinyl gets scratches, it peels in the heat, and it doesn't store all that well. (Can you tell I've had experience with the stuff?)
    Besides, there's more love put into the painted ones. And now even more love with all that "aging".
    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.
    Don't breath in too many of those fumes!

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  23. Look just great- can you explain what wood you're buying- and where?

    Look great, and I'm loving your blog! What a stumble- I love where I 'fell'!

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  24. Your signs are great! What wonderful Christmas presents! Jackie

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  25. I like them either way! I'm not hard to please...

    Those are going to make great gifts!

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  26. WOW!!! I am so much more impressed that they are all hand painted. What a great personal touch!

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  27. Your painting skills are very impressive...I love to paint but I have the most unsteady hand and it is so frustrating! Love the signs!

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  28. I like the banged up look, too. What great Christmas presents you're family is getting! :)

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  29. Those look great with their "beatin", are they going in your store soon???? I love them! I can't paint like that but my mom can.

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  30. They look good both ways, love the family name with the est date, too..I have one of those from etsy...but it is with the vinyl letters on a tin thing-a-ma-bob...it hangs right by the Fleur de Lis ceiling tin that I bought from you, they're pals :)

    Bella

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  31. Wow... I'm so impressed. Did you use a font and stencil them or was that free-handed? Really nice.

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  32. What beautiful signs! I can't believe you paint them all! Great job!

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  33. You have a very steady hand.
    They look beautiful.
    Wish I was on your gift list (hehe).

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  34. I love the name sign...and all the others!!!

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  35. These are beautiful! Do you sell these? I would love one if you do.

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  36. They look FABULOUS whether you beat them or not...I do kinda like the beaten look better though! Every thing you make is beautiful!!

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  37. Okay so maybe I am late on this since I just found your sweet blog. O love it. So do you have an etsy shop?
    Mommy of three sweet angels

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  38. I am blown away!!! I love all your signs so much!!! You are so stinkin talented. I love the sign with the family name. Such a great idea.

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  39. i am madly in love with your name sign...might have to ask hubby to get it for me for christmas! i can't believe how stinking talented you are! i love ur stuff!

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  40. I gotta say, I like them better beat up too. hmmm.
    Now, i want one of those name signs. Perhaps I can beg hubby to get me one.

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  41. Hi sweet Susan. I love your beaten up signs!! Hope you didn't hit them too hard!! lol It's nice to have such an honest friend. Sometimes it's not easy to tell the truth!! You're a good little painter, too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  42. Wow...They look great.
    Blessings, Virginia

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  43. I love your new signs! They're fantastic!

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  44. wow- I'm so impressed!

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  45. I love them! Do you freehand the writing or trace? I wish I was on your christmas list! I would love to have one! Thanks for sharing! Julie

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  46. I like them a little beat up/aged better too. You do great work. What a lucky family you have to be receiving one of these for Christmas. Probably everyone received tassles last year. . . huummmmmm, can't wait to see what you create for next Christmas too! You're a really talented lady.

    Blessings,

    Sher

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  47. Do you EVER do a show within a hundred miles of Montgomery, Alabama?! I would love to come see your work. How much is mailing for the signs?!

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  48. Susie, we went to visit the craft show and I was so disappointed in all the imported things and very few crafted things. Everyone was excited to see me, but kept asking why I wasn't there. Not ready to get back into it right now, but who knows, I may shock them all next year. Love the finished signs. Now if I could just get Al back into painting---we were a great team, but he is just not into it right now. Love Ya, Pat

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  49. I've made a few signs too and I agree with good beating and sanding. It helps cover up my wobbly edges. I want to try a clock next for my parents with their surname and est. date. I think I'll do it for Christmas.

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  50. Those look so good Susie! And I feel it such an honor to be your BFF! You are so talented and so special and I am blessed to have you in my life! I definately like the more rustic look. Awesome!
    misty

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  51. you took something GREAT and made it FABULOUS!! Love it!!

    ~Tidymom

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  52. wow, I can't believe you handpaint those signs.......they totally look like the ones you'd find in a chic homegoods store.

    I paint portraits and landscapes and would love to be able to paint signs like these but I have no idea where to start and I can't paint letters(or don't have the patience LOL) to save the life of me.

    Just love them!

    Bre
    http://chantillygrace.blogspot.com/

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  53. wow, I can't believe you handpaint those signs.......they totally look like the ones you'd find in a chic homegoods store.

    I paint portraits and landscapes and would love to be able to paint signs like these but I have no idea where to start and I can't paint letters(or don't have the patience LOL) to save the life of me.

    Just love them!

    Bre
    http://chantillygrace.blogspot.com/

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  54. Those signs are beautiful. I was secretly wondering if you had little elves to paint your signs (at a fair wage of course) or if you did them yourself. I just couldn't get up the courage to ask. :-)

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  55. Very nice. Kudos for beating them up. You can really tell they're hand painted now, too, with the distressing. Amazing work!

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  56. Those are beautiful!
    I would like to pass an award I received today onto you. You can go to my blog for directions. Have a Blessed Day.
    Lisa @ Simply Blessed Bliss

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  57. Hi Susie! I'm trying to get caught up around blogland after being under the weather all week. I love these signs! I've been wanting to try something like this for months. I think they're so cute! Maybe you could just adopt me as part of your family.

    Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  58. Hi Susie,
    Lovin' the green! and yes, they did need a beatin'.
    Holley

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  59. Love the beating. Makes a difference. Wish I was in your family.

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  60. Those are really cute Susie !

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  61. I love them! Are you taking internet orders???

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  62. Love the signs ~ are you taking orders? I have the perfect place in our familyroom.

    Jo

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  63. Susie, I've been sooo busy! I've finally got my INCREDIBLE Give Away posted and I've *spotlighted* your Tassels and plagues.
    I'm thrilled you received my package.
    It was my privilege to send a little something your way, considering the BEAUTIES, you've sent mine. I've thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you and I'm looking forward too continuing our blog visits.
    *Sweet Wishes*!
    Sara

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  64. I like the painted look better. They are fabulous!

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  65. These are amazing! Love the signs with that "loved" look. A good beatin' never hurt!

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  66. Susie, those really look great...and yep, a little aging really makes them better. Great work. I've been out of town & trying to catch up. Come and see me.

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  67. Very cool! The distressing is the perfect touch.

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  68. I wanted to let you know that I tried my hand with the spooky tree and I have a picture of it, with a link to your blog, on my blog. Go check it out. :)

    Thanks for all of the great inspiration! And my hubby's cajun, so I love all of the French influence you bring to the blog world. So beautiful!!!
    http://sugarmommyof4.blogspot.com/

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  69. Are you selling these anywhere other than your shows? I would love to get one as a Christmas gift. They are wonderful!

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  70. Great job on the signs! You're so tallented!

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  71. love these...do you sell these online too?

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  72. Those look awesome...

    How did you make all those letter look so good? Did you use transfer paper?

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  73. Can we order a sign from you? If so, please contact me at marybeth6@gmail.com! Thanks!

    PS. I love the "Blessed" sign!

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