Well, really a ranch sign.
In honor of our three boy's hard work in starting a cattle business, I made a sign for them. You may remember that I made a sign for our entrance and it was lots of fun. Instructions on how I made it are here.
I have to tell you ~ I love making signs!
I've been wanting to make something for this spot on the side of the rec room. It's right by the breezeway where we walk by a thousand times a day. That big wall just needed something ~ something big ~ like four feet big!
We bought 1/2 thick 8 inch wide cedar boards and screwed them together with a few runners across the back. The screw heads show from the front for a little rustic flair. Then my husband cut the boards out in a circle. Next up was Sikken's oil based clear sealer for the wood (It's great stuff). And then the hand painting with oil based exterior paint. That was the fun part! Hubby designed the brand. Isn't it cool? I love how the J is rockin'.
It needed a little something extra when I finished so I added the barbed wire free hand. I really like how that turned out.
Even if our boys don't run cattle for very long, this sign will remind them that they can do anything if they work together. And if they do turn it into a successful business, they can fight over it when they get older.
BTW: they registered that brand with the Oklahoma Cattleman's Association. They are official. Very cool! And they have decided to raise grass feed beef and market it to individuals.
So there you go, my new view from the kitchen sink.