Sweet Tea Sign

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  1. Hi Shayna, the wind is ridiculous in my part of CO too. I’m constantly finding my outdoor pillows four or five houses down the street. Lookin’ forward to the summer too! Your sign is beautiful, and its quite a transformation from the brightness of the original colors to the soft and subtle colors you created them to be. Great work!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Allison! I’m so happy with how it turned out! Here’s to hoping the wind will quit blowing SOON! 😀

  2. Amy says:

    The wind just picked up here in NY and it’s gray and cloudy… not even very spring like, until that is, I looked at your sign and smiled smiled smiled! It made me think of summer days with family on the back porch, cold iced tea (we northerners don’t really do sweet tea) laughter and the clang of some playing horse shoes. Love the sign, and thank you so much for that few minutes of day-dreaming about summer and making happy memories! Love all the things you do, as we have similar taste, and wondering if they’ll come a day you post something I don’t like, LOL. I’m thinking nope, not gonna happen!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much for sweet comment, Amy! It totally made me dream of summer too! Sending BIG hugs your way! 😀

  3. Jane says:

    OMG, I love this sign and need to make 4 of them. I did a road trip with my family (all girls) for my 40th birthday and we stopped at a fast food restaurant so I could get some tea, we where heading to South Carolina. So I just ordered a glass of tea, and the lady behind the counter asked if I wanted “sweet tea” (insert southern accent) or regular tea. I said regular and she handed me a cup and and said it’s right over there. I looked and only saw sweet tea, so I had to ask where is the regular tea, and she replied (insert S. Accent) right next to the sweet tea mam, and the lids are right next to the unsweet tea, which is next to the sweet tea, then turned and to the other customer and said, may I help you? So now in my family when any one asks for tea, we ask what kind and then give them full directions of where it is all with our best southern accent. So I must make this sign! 🙂

    • Shayna says:

      OH Jane! THANK YOU so much for sharing your story! It sounds like an absolutely wonderful trip! Isn’t it amazing that certain things can bring back such great memories! 😀

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Wow! what a cool project! I love how it turned out and it looks like it was fun to create. I want one too!!!
    have a sweet day , Elizabeth

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Elizabeth! It was fun to make, and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! 😀

  5. Oh I love it, how fabulous is that. Great colors too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  6. M says:

    Love it, Shayna! So creative, & the colors…WOW! I’m going to join you on that “sweet” patio of yours…I’ll bring pizza:) teehee…Blessings & <3

  7. Karen says:

    Love the sign – it is great – have a couple of questions – is it one large board and then the grooves are made or are they individual boards put together and what is the total size. Also, is Sweet Tea the same as Iced Tea and do you have a special recipe for it. Don’t think we have Sweet Tea in Canada. Thanks for sharing all that you do. Karen

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Karen! The sign is made from cedar tongue and groove, so the grooves are where the two boards are joined when we put them together. The size is 32″ wide x 21″ tall. Sweet tea is iced tea, just with sugar! I just add sugar to my regular tea. 😀

  8. April Hoff says:

    The colors you chose are GORGEOUS!!! Love the sign, Shayna! 🙂

  9. Lisa R says:

    Hi there! Love the sign<3 I was so happy (in a weird kind of way) that someone else actually has to deal with the wind! I live in Southeast PA and am always amazed at all the blogs and pinterest pictures of porches. I spend hours thinking to myself, "How do these people deal with the wind?" I would love to have a really welcoming porch, but in all honesty, I'd be shopping and decorating for some neighbor a few streets away…

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Lisa! I know EXACTLY what you mean about seeing all those pretty porches… I try really hard to make ours really welcoming, but during the spring it’s near impossible… Glad to hear I’m not the only one experiencing the “patio furniture chase”… only mine is thru fields! 😀

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  11. tina says:

    I don’t have a silhouette
    i have a vagabond….how else can i cut words and letters?

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Tina! You can print the letters and numbers onto heavy card stock, cut them out, then tape them on and either trace then paint, or use a sponge to dab around the letters. I hope that helps! 😀

  12. Robbin says:

    Silly question I’m sure . . . but how did you do the whitewash???

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Robbin! That’s not a silly question! For the whitewash, I typically mix white paint with water. You can play with it to reach your desired consistency, or strength, but once it’s mixed, I lightly brush it on, letting it dry once I’m done. I hope that helps! 🙂

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