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All Things Altered Summer Hop


Welcome to the "All Things Altered Summer Hop". 
 
Make sure you start at the beginning and click HERE.  If you are moving right along then you should be hopping over from Pinky's blog and her fabulous Altered Project! 
 
My Altered Project is a little light on Summer but defiantly Altered!  Can I just say I am beyond thrilled with how this turned out!  I have seen these all over Pinterest and I really wanted to try making one.  My husband was adding to our deck with some cedar and I stole a peice!


These cedar blocks I cut at 4" for the end pieces and 2x4's for the center. I used Sophisticated cartridge and cut the "big" letters at 5" and then cut the smaller ones around 2".  Sorry, it's been a couple of months.

I simply used Kraft paper for the letters and distressed with TH Walnut ink.  Using Modge Podge I painted the letters onto the 2x4's.

I picked up from Walmart some fun charms and added the clock for a little interest. 

There are 5 of us in the family and this #5 is the end block.

For the washed wood look my son and I painted the wood with creal acrylic paint then we sanded the edges.

Here's my wood about to be cut.

This was the project my husband was building, the top of my privacy fense was getting filled in with wood and slate.  I did get in a little trouble for stealing the cedar!

Thanks for stopping by and now you are off to the fabulous Betty !
 
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  1. I LOVE IT! What a great project! :D

    - Mel

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  2. Wow...gorgeous project! Lee-Ann :)

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  3. Love it what a wonderful sign and statement.. Take Care have a great summer..

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  4. Nicole, this turned out lovely..what a great idea. love it..totally awesome

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  5. LOVE IT!! I think I want to attempt that!! What a great idea! :) Hope you didn't get into too much trouble stealing the piece of cedar from your husband!! LOL

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  6. What a cute idea! I am going to have to try this

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  7. Love how you used the cedar blocks to make a family sign. Very innovative.

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  8. Beautiful project both yours and your DH. I'm following you.

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  9. As always----great projects!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Happy Summer.
    Hugs, Anita

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  10. WOW!!! Your privacy fence is GORGEOUS!!
    I LOVE the sign you made from your "stolen" wood :)

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  11. Love the Cedar Sign and I may just have to do some of these as Christmas Gifts for all my married kids. Love the inspiration. Thanks for playing along in the All Things Altered Summer Blog Hop!!

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  12. love your project
    marial302003@yahoo.com

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  13. Nicole! I love this and you did such a great job!
    ~Shelley

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  14. Wonderful altered project! I like the swirls on the letters.

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  15. What a FUN font!!!....love your project!!...creative blessings, Debbie

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  16. Oh I so love what you did great job
    Teri

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  17. WOW I love the block letters, they are gorgeous, now I'll have to try this for myself. Love your garden fence as well.

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  18. You did a marvelous job! I love the lettering and how you distressed the wood. TFS!

    Christel
    Scrappin’ Sista Designs

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  19. I haven't seen a better Established Sign than this one!!! It turned out so amazing. You should definitely be proud of yourself.

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  20. I really like these. They remind me of wood burning. Really neat looking.great job.

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  21. oh my great project! love this

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