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Friends don’t let friends decorate badly.

So we were at our friend Kristyn’s the other day for a playdate and noticed a sign in her front room that made us look twice… but not in a good way:

 How do you tell a dear friend, who is also the author of a popular craft blog, that a sign hanging in her home is not-so-cute?  Do you bluntly tell her and beg her to let you redo it OR wait until she gets sick of hearing you hint at it and finally says “Well redo it then, Lolly Jane!


Fine!
So that’s just what we did πŸ™‚

We’re nice like that…
friends don’t let friends decorate badly! 
Note: The rest of Kristyn’s house is plain CUTE… just for the record πŸ™‚

After snagging this sign from its beloved home, we coated it in white {left the edges black} freehanded a more modern sun {the words are lyrics from a Beetles song that Kristyn β™₯‘s so we kept the sun theme} cut a stencil from our vinyl machine painted the sign in whites, yellows and blacks and sanded it down for the same look as her old sun art:


Ah, much more refreshing
wouldn’t you say?

We had to laugh when her husband, as we were walking back to our car with the original sign in hand, admitted to his cute wife he didn’t like the decor either! Ha ha.
Sorry that you were outnumbered Kristyn πŸ˜‰
Anyway, you can tell us… are we wrong?
Or would you let your friend keep decor that doesn’t go with the rest of her cute house?
xoxo

 
Disclaimer: This post was NOT to tell everyone Kristyn had an ugly sign {lol} BUT simply to demonstrate an easy fix! πŸ˜‰
 
Check out all of our easy signs like our moose framed tutorial,
 
Fun striped moose head framed sign tutorial
 
Fake a vintage chippy sign with paint tricks!
plus our quick HOME sign.
Home sign decor
PS: We often are asked what we used to cut our vinyl…we use an EnduraCut+ machine but our favorite part is our VE LXi program.

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25 Comments

  1. What would we do without sisters to help us out? My sisters "helps" me all the time. Almost as much as I "help" her! Great redo! Have a happy weekend!

    sassystyleredesign.blogspot.com
    Tausha

  2. Thank you for letting me feature you! The "new" sign looks great.
    Looks like FUN at Kirklands…I do that too LOL

    I'm your newest follower too!
    Michele

  3. you are totally right – that was kinda awful πŸ™‚ Very nice of you to redo!!

  4. LOL! You guys are so darn awesome. Sorry, Kristyn-girl, but I have to agree w/K & K…the old sun kinda gave me the creeps (smile), but the new sign is spot-on perfect! You three are the cat's pajamas…

  5. YOu would think my house i terrible! I am living in a rental and just haven't felt the want to really decorate. I have put two shelves and that about it.

    I love that sign.

  6. haha, thanks everyone. kristyn's house really IS adorable and we love that girl to pieces.

    and for the record, we would LOVE to come critique your house. afterall, our catch phrase is "helping you spruce up your space" heehee! πŸ˜‰

  7. I LOVE honesty, even if it's brutal, I can take it!! Will you please come to my house and "check it out:)"
    The sign is much improved I do have to say!! Great job ladies!!

  8. Haha! I'm with Michelle. I saw the first one and was thinking, "What's wrong with that? Apparently I know nothing about decor if they think that's ugly." Now I get it. But I still don't think I'd want you in my house. πŸ™‚

  9. At first glance, I thought the first sign (the one you re-did) was the before. I thought, "I can't believe they would have a problem with that." Now I see.

  10. Haha! That's awesome. I do like the new sign lots better. I definitely wouldn't be as blunt as you, but I also wouldn't have any clue on how to make things cuter. πŸ™‚

  11. Love it! Just love it! You guys are the best! Now, bring me back my new sign – haha! πŸ˜€ XO

  12. Hilarious! You don't want to come over here! There is a lot that needs to be done!

  13. ha ha ha ha ha!!! I am laughing so hard! I love that you guys told Kristyn that her sign was ugly! That is TRUE friendship! I love it!
    I am in love with the makeover too! It is so darling!!! How about you com to my house and bring me the same sign!! πŸ™‚ Deal??

  14. ha ha ha ha ha!!! I am laughing so hard! I love that you guys told Kristyn that her sign was ugly! That is TRUE friendship! I love it!
    I am in love with the makeover too! It is so darling!!! How about you com to my house and bring me the same sign!! πŸ™‚ Deal??

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