Today I thought I would show you this bed and breakfast
sign that I made.

The frame belonged to an old picture that didn't fit my style anymore.
I still liked the frame and it's a nice size.
When I saw craft board at Joann Fabrics that was the same size 
as the frame, I decided to make my own sign.

First, I painted the board in ASCP Old White.
 Then I just came up with the wording, found a font that I liked,
determined the size and spacing of the words, and then printed it out.

I positioned the pages on the board and secured with masking tape.
I used a pen to trace over each letter leaving a small indent in the board.
My daughter has a really nice set of markers so I just used one of those
to fill in the letters.

That was all there was to it ~ pretty easy!

It fits just right on this wall near our computer desk.

It's not perfect, but I'm happy with how it turned out.

Now I just know you're wondering where I got my inspiration for
an English B&B sign ~ you are, aren't you?
Have you ever watched the show Doc Martin
I love that show and the setting is a quaint seaside village in Cornwall, England.
It is actually taped in the town of Port Isaac, but on the show, it is called Portwenn.

So now you know where I got my inspiration since you were
wondering and all!  : }

If you haven't seen the show, it airs on PBS and it's also on Netflix.


  1. That is a wonderful sign and it looks perfect to me. It fits that spot just right. I have not watched Doc Martin but I will look for it now. I love most of the PBS shows and am waiting for Downton Abbey to come back on. Have you seen Call The Midwife on Netflix? If you like Downton you will most likely love Call The Midwife! Watch out-it's addictive! lol xo Diana

  2. I love it JoAnne, and it is perfect!

  3. It's quite perfect if you ask me. I love how the light pours in from your window. I don't know the show but since it takes place on the seaside and in England, it makes two good reasons for me to watch it.

  4. Your sign is adorable. I love it.

  5. Great job and what a beautiful setting for the show


  6. I haven't seen that show, but I love the inspiration you got from it. That is such a cute sign and I like that you made it with things around your house.

  7. I've never seen the show, but I love your sign! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!
    Blessings, Deborah


Post a Comment

Popular Posts