Wednesday, December 23, 2015

It's a Dog's Life!

Dog lovers are pretty easy nuts to crack when it comes to Christmas.
Anything for their furbaby and they are over the moon.
  I was cruising the internet looking for inspiration
and saw this cute idea on Hometalk.

pallet wood signs, crafts, home decor, painting, pallet, woodworking projects, This was made for our local city pet benefit auction might make one for myself though
An adorable sign
and so true too!

I created an assembly line and went to work.

I bought some 1x8 boards and cut them into
12' lengths. 

Painted each board with brown acrylic craft paint and let dry.

 I put a coat of white craft glue on each piece and when it was tacky to the touch......

 put a quick coat of white craft paint over top.  As it drys, it will crack for an aged look.

With Microsoft word I printed the lettering using the comic sans font and added a couple of hand drawn dog paws on the bottom.  The words were traced onto the frame and then handpainted with some black acrylic paint.

I ripped a 1x8 board into 1 1/8' wide strips to use for the frame 
 The sides were cut first measuring the exact length of the board.
The top and bottom were cut to overlap the sides.
 The frame pieces were pre-painted and air nailed and glued around the perimeter of each sign

  An eye screw and wire were attached to the back for hanging.

That means Cheers in dog talk.

Being in the midst of this crazy renovation, I probably won't be back until February.

To all my Bloggy friends:
 I wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Holidays
 and  most of all World Peace!! 
 All the best in 2016!!


  1. Love the crackled effect and those words, so true! :)
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, my dear friend!

  2. This is the cutest sign. Love that you added the crackle background for the cute verse. It is so true!!!
    Wishing you the best holiday and wonderful new year!! See you in February.
    Merry Christmas. xo

  3. My mom and dad would love this sign! Love it Feral Turtle!!! I'll be making one :-) Merry Christmas friend! Cheers to you and your family!

  4. looks lovely, does it go for cats too? Cause cats hate mostly everyone :)

  5. We have never had a dog, but we are cat-people.....your cute sign would work for that, too -- just different paw prints!

    Good luck on your reno, & Merry Christmas!
    Warm hugs,

  6. Cute and so true. Now, my cat on the other hand. She doesn't like anybody but me so she's useless as a judge. ;)
    Happy holidays and good luck with the renovation! :)

  7. Super cute! Best of luck with the reno and Merry Christmas!!!

  8. That's so cute! I think your version turned out lovely! It really is a true quote. Then again, my dogs love everyone. The little buggers are just too welcoming and would probably jump for joy if an intruder ever came in.

    Stopping in to wish you a Very Merry Christmas! Will be waiting for your renovation pics this February! :)

  9. I agree, I agree! Hope your Christmas was wonderful. Good luck with your reno and come back soon!

  10. So funny, Karen, and even nicer than the original. Happy holidays and good luck with the renovations.

  11. The Feral Turtle has been included in our A Sunday Drive for this week. Be assured that we hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.

  12. I agree, this is so true. Many animals just know a bad egg when they meet one, but I think dogs are especially in tuned. Your sign turned out so cute. Thanks for sharing the technique on the crackle! Happy New Year and Happy Holidays, Karen. And best of luck in the reno, looking forward to seeing the progress when the time comes ~ Amy xox

  13. The sign is adorable. I bet it would work in a cat version too. Miaow! (It means Happy New Year in cat talk).

  14. Swinging back by to wish you a Happy New Year! I hope it's fun of love, laughter, and no hot glue gun burns ;)

  15. I love it! Love the saying and agree that there is a lot of truth to it!
    I love how you recreated it, and like your version even better!
    What a great gift for your dog owner friends!
    I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's Eve!
    Good luck on your renovation, it's a big job!! Can't wait to see what you've been up to when you get back!!
    Wishing you the Happiest of 2016's!
    Hugs, Kimberley

  16. Just dropping by to wish you a Happy New Year, Turtle!

  17. Hi Karen, wishing you a happy new year and all the best in 2016. I know you will inspire us with more great projects. Loved seeing this one again.
    Have a great weekend. Celeste xo

  18. Happy New Year Karen!

    Love the sign, and it's so very true ;).

  19. Hey lovely lady! Your sign is fabulous and the message on it gave me a good chuckle :)

    I hope you are enjoying the new year, swet Karen. Hugs!

  20. Thanks for sharing this. Very cute !

  21. Hi Karen, stopping by to visit and thank you for your visits and comments. Hope you are doing well and enjoying the season. Have a great weekend ahead. xo

  22. I have been looking at that sign in a catalog for months. I want one that says "If you don't like our dog, you're not welcome here" And if/when you get back to blogging, come see me. I came back after a five month sabbatical that I really needed.

  23. Karen, whooo, I made it through, I think! I probably read part three before part one, but I get the gist of it. You are doing some mad renovations. What a job. I say that because I know, we did something very similar when we first bought our cottage. Of course, that was about 30 years ago and we are still not entirely done! Doesn't that make you feel good? Anyway, I will be looking forward to what is to come. Hope you are still able to keep your good attitude for the long haul. I love reading about it all..Happy Times..Judy


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