Thursday, October 8, 2009

Architectural Inspiration

I don’t know about you but I LOVE inspiring words. I have all kinds of inspirational wordings throughout my home.  Sometime back,  I was at a blog called Room to Inspire and she had done a sign using molding that said  “Enjoy the Journey” .   I fell in love with it and thought one day I will try and make it myself.  So that day has come!    Off to Lowes I go to purchase 

  • rough cedar board,
  • chair rail, and
  • rounded corner molding


Before I get started on how I made my inspirational sign, my sweet sweet hubby bought me something


Yes it’s a CRICUT Expression and I have already put it to work.  I made my stencil “Enjoy The Journey”.

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I painted my cedar board, chair rail and round molding semi-gloss white.  Next, I stenciled “Enjoy The Journey”  on the cedar board.


After stenciling I lightly sanded and then put a mocha glaze on it.

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I used my skil  saw that my Dad had given me one year for Christmas to cut my cedar board, chair rail and round corner molding.  (My Dad always bought me power tools.)


It’s hard cutting and taking a picture at the same time. 


I used liquid nail to attach my chair rail and round molding to the cedar board. 


and now the finished Architectural Inspirational Sign


All I need to do now is decide where to hang it.  I’m thinking maybe here about the double doors or


here above the front door or


in the kitchen above the wall shelving.


Where would you hang it? 

Have a wonderful day.


Today I’m linking this to Melissa at The Inspired Room and Julia at Hooked on Houses


  1. I love it!
    It is so beautiful~
    I think I would put it above the front door!
    Of course any of the other places would be great too BUT since you have the cricut now you can make other things!
    I have one too and I LOVE IT so much!
    Have fun!

  2. OH Gail, that is just amazing! I think it would look great any of the places you mention, but over the door seems somehow appropriate. :o)

  3. Great job! I love it and think it would look lovely at any one of those spots, but I'll vote over the double doors.

  4. Great project! I love that you dad bought you tools! My boys have bought me a few- a paint gun and small compressor and brad gun both of which I love to use!


  5. Hi Gail! I love your insiration sign! Gotta love the Cricut!!!!! I don't have the expression though....hmmmmm Christmas is coming up! I think it would look great above the kitchen shelving...and I love those white pitchers on those cute shelves! Thanks for linking up with us! ~Ashley

  6. I would like it above the double doors or over the kitchen the sign!


  7. Wow, it looks awesome. I have a Cricut too, they are so much fun.

  8. Love your quote! Amazing husband too. My Mom in law purchased me a cricut for Christmas! I really would love to take a tutorial for it as I'm sure there are so many things I could be using it for that I'm not!

  9. Gail - it's fabulous! Great job! I would definitely hang it above the door "enjoy the journey" as you head out. :)
    I really want a cricut...I'm asking Santa.

  10. that is AWESOME! I like it over the double doors, but there is something about putting over the front door that makes me smile too, just seems fitting. :)

  11. LOVING your blog! That dining room transformation is GREAT!!! I think you should hang your sign over the door... in my humble opinion. ;) *followed*!

  12. Oh that is lovely (Ive always watched that commercial for the cricut and wanted one!) and I think it would look great anywhere you hang it!

  13. That is a great project. My husband bought me a Cricut for Christmas last year and I have not used it as much as I've got me inspired to get it back out and create!! Thanks

  14. Do it above the double doors. That way it will sort of look like the doors are trimmed out in something high-end!

  15. That turned out beautiful! Great job.

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  17. What a great idea! So simple but such a great look!

  18. Oh gosh! I love your sign. And so many pretty places to put it! :o) I am envious of your Cricut! What a great tool that must be!
    I am a new follower to your blog, as of this morning.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

  19. This turned out great! I always wondered if those little machines did as good of a job as they claimed ... looks like they do! I'm hosting a giveaway at my blog of genuine Cross Bottles valued at $175. It ends Monday, so hurry over. I think you'll love them!

  20. Great project. And i love the inspiration "enjoy the journey" Beautiful. I think anywhere you put it would be great but above the doors i think would be a fantastic area. In Canada it is our thanks giving. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the journey that you are on.


  21. Looove what you did here...looks awesome...would look great above the double doors.


  22. You are having way to much fun with the cricut! I'm so envious. Have you labeled your family yet? I love the hutch. It takes guts to paint a piece like that. Way to Go! It turned out to be a gem, and I love your floors. So many ideas. Thank you for stopping by my introduced me to yours, and I love it.


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