Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Well, screw that.

Thee um, hubby told me I couldn't put any spooky stuff out til October.

And um, I totally listened to him. Until today.

I got my sign done, and I wanted it out of the garage. . . I mean really, I was going to back over it in my hurry to not leave my kids stranded after school AGAIN, and it all just kind of, like, snowballed from there. . .

I'm only 2 friggin' days off, right?

You know this sign? I love that post that holds it all up. But since I don't have any on hand, and shockingly, neither does the Daddy-o, and they run $60 or more at the hardware store,

we came up with our own sign post dealy-o.

Cheap and strong, man. That's how I like my posts. And my men.

Anywho, the daddy-o came up with an ingenius way to have this sign held up without falling over or having to disturb my grass.
(oh crap. . .are those weeds? Now I'm not gonna sleep all night)

Isn't that great? A cement fence post/cinder block thingy. And the post just sits right in there.

And lemme tell you, I was worried carrying that thing around in thongs. Worried I'd squish a toe or something.

Oh wait. . . we don't call them "thongs" anymore, do we? My bad. I mean "flip flops". Childhood slip up, I 'spose. Pardon.

Note to self:

great idea of spraying over the whole thing with a clear coat wasn't such a great idea as far as vinyl is concerned. Re-cut "VACANCY", puhlease.


So, um, do you think I need to worry about this sign, what with all those tweenagers that still hang out in my yard after school? Might I find it in pieces down the street or something?

Linked to The Shabby Nest.

Linked to Finding Fabulous: Frugalicious Friday.

26 comments:

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Cheap and strong is how I like my men too! Ha! Love the sign. Good 'ol daddio is a great guy too.
Did he like his sign?
Brooke

Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points said...

So the spray on coat did the damage on the lettering? Good to know.

I really really really really really like that.

Like I REALLY like it.

cranberry cottage said...

I really like the font you chose. Your sign looks great!

WhettenWild said...

Love it! I turned out so cute. I'm going to take you up on your offer to make me one when I move back......does Vegas count as moving back????

I like where you put it too. Can't wait to see pictures of where you put the other stuff.

chris w said...

Dang, that's cool! That definitely deserves to go up early. I would install a hidden camera and kill any tweeners that even stop longer than normal to look at it.

Janelle said...

When I drove by, I was so excited that it was out. But I hadn't thought about the tween-agers. Hopefully they will think it is cool and leave it alone.

If not, you know where they hang out after school. We could start throwing water balloons at them.

Emily said...

Love it!! I think it looks awesome.

Rebecca D said...

I also love it... You are way too talented! I can't believe you get all this done while being home with youngins... You set the bar way to high for the rest of us mere mortals!

Audra said...

Wicked Crazy Cool! Of course I am tres, tres envious, naw, I am down right Jealous! Love the sign, once again you have inspired me to look beyond and create something great. I keep telling Fly Guy I need a Cricut machine for Christmas.(he pronounces it Circuit (tee hee)gotta love him for trying). That way I can make niffty neato things like this that I have copied from you. Of course I promise to give you and your inspiration full credit.

ttfn...

Amy said...

When I first drove by your home, I thought it was a for sale sign, and I wasn't happy at all! But, I love it! You are so darn talented Mandi!

Ariel Elizabeth said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the way 'vacancy' is peeling off. It gives the sign a very authentic & creepy vibe!! I wouldn't worry too much about the tweens. They'll either mess it up or they won't! I'm hoping they'll leave it alone 'cause it's just about the coolest thing ever. Good work!

homespun1 said...

I'm not sure if my comment went..Again your blog got me laughing cause I really pictured you huffing around with this halloweeny post in literally "pantie thongs" till you said Flip flops. wow...again you really made me smile...I adore the sign by the way you silly girl!

Anny said...

This is AWESOME! My roomy won't let me do anything until Friday either...but that doesn't mean I'm not plotting ;)

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

Oh Mandi, you have me laughing again! Thanks for your comment on my post yesterday:) I luv all of your fall projects!! (Older post)Your mantel looks awesome & I love the sign. My fav is your pics of the kids~beautiful~!!!

dena4kids said...

I had to laugh I had just looked at that mag. the day you did your post and told Nathan that we needed a sign like that!=) So you can make me one too!
Looks good!(I love that magazine)

Spencer & Lorilyn Crum said...

Love it and want some more of it. That was super ingenious of your pops too, well played. I totally agree with the idea of water ballooning the juvies, but I like to take things one step further and would say then flour bomb them with balloons full of flour. Then the water and flour will create a horrible doughy mess on them, then on laundry day, "Johnny, what is this all over your shirt?" They have some splainin to do. Or just paintball the crap out of them.

The Mac's House said...

Love the post and the holder was a great idea.

Really thought maybe the Vacancy part of the sign was suppose to look like it would scare people off and not an oops from the clear coat spray. I liked it....

Maybe you should worry that the tweenagers will take you up on the vacancy part and decide to stay at your house indefinitely. :)

Sincerely love it and I bet that the neighbors will get a chuckle out of it too.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

It turned out fabulous!!! I saw that sign in the magazine & wanted one for myself. But alas, I am too lazy to make one. Glad to see that you weren't.

Pattie said...

I have seen this also. And I've been wanting to make one, it's so neat. Thanks for sharing!

Kristi said...

Girl, I got that same magazine a few weeks ago. I was at Lowe's with Charles and I was actually bored for once. I grabbed some magazines and sat on a garden chair to look through them (like I'm at Barnes and Noble or something - ha). I started taking camera phone pics of all of the cool projects in this mag so that I could copy them. I finally decided after like, the 5th one, that I should just buy the dang thing.

This was one of the projects I loved. Now that I see how awesome yours turned out, I'm so doing this.

Rustique Gal said...

Hello, I love your sign and your cheap and strong man, er sign! I've been busted talking about wearing thongs too, and you wouldn't want to picture me in a thong! Okay, Flip flops, I get it! A fun blog-I'll be back!
Sherry

Amanda said...

I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :)

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Tiff said...

I have that magazine and fell in love with hat sign. I love what your hubby did with he bottom of the post. How cool!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

Love love LOVE it!!!! I want one! It's lovely! Can't wait to see your other Halloween stuff!

Beth @ Free Stylin' said...

I'm visiting from Tracy's Trinket's & Treasures - your blog is great! I really love your sign. And the way you figured out to hold it up was genius. I may need to figure out how to make one for my front door (just to be different!). Thanks for the great ideas and funny blog - I'll be back!

Teri said...

This is freaking awesome, Mandi! Hopefully you'll be able to reuse the fence post thingy, too, for other signs! I've made the thong-slip-up, too...wait, that sounds bad...