Monday, June 20, 2011

Home of the Brave Sign

Hey chickies!

If you've been with my for a while you know that we are a family of volunteer firefighters.  Hubby and I belong to the same volunteer fire company.  I actually started with this company at 14!!!  When I met Prince Charming, he belonged to a fire company in a neighboring town and came to join  me after we met.  Our 17 year old son is now a junior firefighter in our company too.

Last year, hubby was named Volunteer Firefighter of the Year for the Hudson Valley region of New York!  He pulled an unconscious man from the third floor of a burning building.  I couldn't be prouder of my brave Prince! 

This led me to one of my latest signs, which I created in honor of my Prince and gave to him for his birthday a few weeks ago.

I picked a 1x6 board at Home Depot and had the guy there cut it down to 24" pieces.  Did you know they did that?  I didn't until recently either!  It makes my life so much easier!!!  Thanks HD guy!!!!

Once I got it home, I sanded the edges really good.  I painted it Colonial Red by Rustoleum (one of my favs).

I cut my vinyl using my Silhouette.  I found a maltese cross fire emblem gsd file with a Google search.

I let my sign dry and then applied the vinyl. 

A friend saw the sign and asked me if I could make one for her Dad for Father's Day.  Her Dad's fire company has green engines, so I painted his sign green to match.

I hope he loved it!

I am offering these signs in my Etsy shop if you have a firefighter in your life that you'd like to honor.

Have a great Monday!


1 comment:

  1. What great signs! They turned out great and are so inspiring. Amazing job and thank you so much for using Rust-Oleum to build your project.

    - Rust-Oleum Scott


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