It's the Sign of the Season...

December 5th, 2008 in member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Updated for 2012.
Completed and ready for the front of the house.
Testing the lights while still on my work bench.
Concept Sketch...changed it a little.
Under construction.

On the front of the house...and it snowed last night!
Updated for 2012.

Updated for 2012.


I found some twigs (Doesn’t take much) that inspired me to build a Christmas sign. I wanted it to have a 1940's Vermont cabin feel. The components are cut from scrap plywood and then each piece hand painted. The final detail was installing a set of Christmas lights.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, seasonal, vintage, wood, cottage, outdoor spaces, christmas, porch, paint, junk architect, 40s, jim healy

Comments (7)

gadgetsponge writes: Way to go Jim! Definitely brought out that vibe you were looking for. And I agree with Sue -- that workshop/area is way too clean. Why do you think I never show mine! haha. Looking forward to all the Christmas creativity this month from everyone. Posted: 6:02 pm on December 1st
Chovey writes: Very cool!
cynthia Posted: 7:10 pm on January 16th
catbishop writes: Great job. Posted: 5:47 pm on December 5th
MimiToria writes: This is an awesome and original sign you created. Love the colors you chose and how they look when you have it lit in the dark. I bet it looks great on your house. Clever, and the twig edges is great too.
Gretchen Posted: 4:31 pm on December 5th
georgiamoon writes: So very cool. I really think that this is so eye-catching with the colors and lights. It's very ingenious to combine the vintage cabin look with such bright lights and color, Very nice. Georgia Posted: 4:23 pm on December 5th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh, yes. What a fantastic sign! It truly does have a 40's Vermont cabin feel and would fit in any camp cottage decor as well.

Great job.

Candy Posted: 4:18 pm on December 5th
suewhitney writes: Wow, look at you go! You certainly achieved the 40s Vermont cabin feel....love it. I couldn't help but notice that your workshop looks a little tidier than mine. I could use some tips from you! Thanks for sharing this wonderful project.

Cheers!
Sue Posted: 1:05 pm on December 5th
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