Friday, January 15, 2016

Seek Good wooden sign- One Little Word

I have participated in the One Little Word experience for the last few years.  

To choose a new word for 2016, I did a lot of deep thinking about 2015.
Our family had some trials- just like we all do!
But there were a lot of really good things that happened as well.
Unfortunately when I look back it's a lot easier to remember the bad stuff.  
And that's just a bummer!!

I would really like to train myself to see the GOOD things instead 
of concentrating on bad/negative things.

So this year my word is GOOD

It's a reminder to look for the good in any situation.
To see good when things are looking down.
To record and remember good times.
To look for the good in others and maybe even myself sometimes, 
since I'm hard on myself too.
To believe that there are a lot of really good people in this world, 
and there are plenty of good experiences to be had!!

To keep my One Little Word in mind, and hopefully on my family's mind, 
I made a sign to hang in our home.


I used the word SEEK in front of good to remind us that it takes action 
from each of us to see the GOOD!

Supplies used for the sign:
1x6 board that's about 20 inches long
white paint
black paint
top coat paint sealer
gold foil vinyl
silhouette die cutting machine

I painted the board white.  
(This is a scrap piece of wood I had in my garage.  
So it's pretty banged up, just the way I like it!)

While the paint was drying, I did the lettering in the silhouette studio software. 
I cut GOOD out with spare vinyl
and seek in gold foil vinyl.

I applied the GOOD on top of the dried white paint.  
Then I painted the entire sign black, including over the top of the GOOD vinyl.

After the black paint dried, I peeled the GOOD vinyl off to reveal the white letters underneath.
I gave the board a good sanding and then sealed it with a top coat.

I let it all dry over night.
Then I applied the gold foil seek over the top.
I love gold foil!!!



I hung the sign in a wall gallery in my living room with our family photos.







Did you choose One Little Word for the year?
I would love if you would share your word with me in the comments!




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