Archive for April, 2014

Would You Believe Wood

April 1, 2014

March 1st, 2014 was opening day for my Etsy shop, Would You Believe Wood, where I sell hand painted signs made from reclaimed wood…just typing that sentence still gives me butterflies, I can’t believe it’s real and not a dream! I’ve always enjoyed being a “crafty person” and I knew that someday I wanted to sell my wares instead of creating solely for fun. That day has finally arrived and I couldn’t be loving it more!

You can see what I currently have for sale and request custom orders here: www.wouldyoubelievewood.etsy.com

And here are a few examples of my work!

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This Mr & Mrs sign was made for my sister-in-law and her hubby-to-be. I love that they used it in their engagement photo shoot!

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This anchor sign with Hebrews 6:19 is probably my most favorite, the turquoise doesn’t hurt :)

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This Texas sign is pretty fun and the best part is that it’s completely customizable; I can make it with any state in any color combination. Endless possibilities!wybw_05

Here’s a look at what my painting process is like…I create a template on my computer, print it out, cut out the lettering with an Xacto, adhere it to the sign, then paint over the stencil.

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Here is proof that I’ve been creating things out of wood for literally 20 years now. There were always plenty of scrap pieces to play with in dad’s workshop. Check out my about page to read a little more.

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And here’s what my “workshop” looks like now. It’s not huge but it’s just enough space for what I need to get the job done. My go-to tools are my jigsaw and my power sander; I don’t know what I would do without them!

So that’s what I’ve been up to lately, lots of cutting, sanding, building, painting, photographing and listing. It’s been a lot of fun to learn from the Etsy community and I’m excited to improve, grow my business and add more and more items to the shop!