Chickens in the Basement

I love to write and I love to laugh. When I write, I get to the point quick. My stories would fit on the back of a postcard. They usually make me chuckle. And you know what they say, "It's all about me!"

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Snarky Signs

I have finally found the time to finish up the signs that made me laugh (and would fit on the canvases (?) I had available)! Thanks to everyone who entered my Snarky Sign Contest!

This one came from Vintage Christine! She has a pin with these words on it. She wears the pin when she is on a shopping mission at the flea market! It would be terrible if another junker snarfed the perfect stick pin from under her nose while she was exchanging pleasantries with a stranger! The sign is painted on a piece of old wood. I wish I could remember where I got it from and could find some more!
The next quote came from Valerie's husband. I'm sure he never said it to her! I think it was more of a snarky reference to badly dressed women passing on the street! I'm sure I've had my days when someone should have told me...

This quote is painted on an old side-view mirror I picked up from a thrift store! I didn't have a plan for it when I bought it, but when Valerie sent me the quote, I knew immediately!

Okay, blogger is at it again! It's tampering with my photographs! So, turn your computer on its side so you can properly see this sign!

Ginger entered this snarky quote. It was written on a sign inside The Village Deli in her college town in Indiana. I have thought about making this one for my own kitchen but think I'll make one that says, "Keep this kitchen clean, eat out!" instead.

This sign was painted on a silver tray. I love the shape. And, so Ginger never has to bust out the silver polish, I painted the surface black. I just realized all of the signs have pink lettering. I do own other colors of paint, but pink is one of my favorites!

Anything that sits still in my basement for too long eventually gets a coat of paint on it. Here are some examples of some of the other stuff...

"Meh" is one of Rick's favorite words. I think it is short-hand for "I don't want to do what you're asking me to do, so go away and leave me alone!" If he wore ties or necklaces, he could hang them over the bar on this sign.

Stupid Blogger, again! Anyway, this old jewelry box had a faded photo decoupaged on top of it. I painted over it, added stars and vintage earrings and brooches. It might be headed to my niece's house for her 15th birthday. I don't think she reads my blog, so she should be surprised!

I turned this junk box into a cell storage box. All of the plugs and cords should fit inside.

With a hole drilled in the back, only one cord protrudes to the socket. Everything else is tucked nicely inside and out of sight! The one we use to store and charge all of our cell phones used to be a bread box.

My friend, Lisa, gave me her metal signs that she used when she was a real estate agent. Since there are holes in the top to hang the sign from, I can paint a different sign on each side. I love having something snarky to use year round and a special snark on the flip side for Christmas!

This flip sign was inspired by Janna's blog, Artsy Fartsy Junk Finds. She has a booth at The Sleepy Poet in Charlotte by the same name! If you like chippy paint, you'll love her goodies!

These are words I like! They are painted on old bead board and siding. Again, more pink!

It must be time to finish up this post because blogger is about to make me cuss!! Instead of tea time, I'm going for a Diet Coke!
Again, thanks for entering my Snarky Sign Contest!


Vintage Christine said...

Oh boy oh boy oh boy! I won a sign! And it's my favorite quote on a piece of wood? This is definitely the best prize ever--thank you SO MUCH, Miz Chicken!!!!!

Stacey said...

What a great contest! And the signs are fabulous... You're so creative:)
Thanks again for the lunch on Saturday. It was great seeing you and getting a chance to catch up a bit. I've really missed my Raleigh friends -- But it's always nice to know you all are just a short little jaunt away. I had a ball at SuzAnna's and Gresham- Next time maybe we can do a little antiquing together...

Ginger said...

Yay! Now I have a sign to display when unwanted visitors show up--heh, heh. Don't worry, I'll hide it if and when necessary, so as not to offend the humor-impaired. :D

How wonderful to have a silver platter yet not need to polish it.

Thank you, thank you!