Thursday, December 19, 2013

Give Away Winner

I recently had a drawing for a free sign on my Facebook page! I had posted that I'd give away the "Welcome" sign once we reached 200 likes and I am going to give away the "Home" sign when we reach 300! Last night the page exceeded 200 likes!! I was so excited to draw for the winner and contact them with the good news! Here is the sign that was to be given away:

It has a little antique looking drawer knob at the bottom, topped off with a cute burlap bow that is accented with a metal medallion that matches the knob! 

And the winner is:  ASHLEY MCNEELY! 

Ashley followed all of the directions to like the page, share the page/post and also commented on one of the pics. I was doing a little research after she won, and found that she has been the one to share the page the most!! So I'm so happy for her to have won!! Congrats Ashley!! 

If you would like a Welcome sign similar to this one or would like more information on any of the signs please do not hesitate to send me a message or call! You can reach me at 817-917-5568

I will have another drawing, when we hit 300 likes, for this "Home" sign:

(Accessories and frames not included) 
Keep sharing the page, "Like" the designsbykendra page on Facebook and comment on the post about the drawing...that's all ya gotta do to be entered into the drawing!! Good luck!! 

~ Kendra

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Now Accepting Orders Again

With Christmas around the corner, most of the ordered signs being mailed out this week and the rest being hand delivered between this week and next... I feel like I can breathe again! I stopped taking orders (sorta, lol) briefly, out of fear that I wouldn't be able to get any more completed by Christmas. But ever since I made the announcement that ordering from designsbykendra was on hold, I've received a handful of calls and messages from people wanting to order signs that would not be due by Christmas. So I've decided to release the "hold". ;) However, know that unless you are very local with an order for something pretty simple... I won't be able to get anymore orders completed for Christmas. But, if you are desiring a sign for after Christmas then you've come to the right place! Are you starting a "room re-do" as a gift for a loved one in your home?....Got most of it done but have a spot that's not filled yet?... Look no further. Lets take a look at what you've got and plan the perfect sign for that room! Or... Have you bought something for everyone in your family and now want to buy a little something for yourself?... Let me know what your favorite quote or scripture is... I know we can come up with the perfect sign for you! 

"Being a Family Means...." Sign is the perfect example of a sign you could order for yourself. :) Both of these read "Being a family means you are a part of something wonderful, it means that you will love and be loved for the rest of your life, no matter what!" How sweet is that?!?

Contact me today with your idea and/or order. If you are having any trouble reaching me please feel free to call or text my personal cell phone at 817-917-5568! I'd love to hear from ya!


Monday, December 9, 2013

Two For One

Don't you love getting good deals!? Like buy one get one free...two for one, or a percentage off your entire purchase? Of course! Everyone loves a bargain, right? Well I recently came across a way to throw in a little extra, a two for one deal, on a couple of my latest signs ordered by two awesome customers!

Most of the time I try to paint the backs of my signs. I hate for them to just look like bare wood. So I painted the backs of these two signs:

They were each made from the same type of wood...from an old antique hand/home-made dresser. These are the sides of that dresser. Anywho, I painted the backs of them and fell in love with the backs just as much as the fronts! I decided that I just absolutely could NOT leave them bare! I had to do something to them! I wanted it to be something quick and simple but something that is "in" and makes a statement. Have you seen the Love signs on Pinterest lately? The ones that simply have the word "love" painted at the bottom of the sign? That's what I decided to do. :) Here are the backs of the finished signs!...

They will be perfect for Valentines Day... Or any day! But if they don't like them of course they never have to turn them around. ;) I think they will like them though! Whatcha think?? 

....Faith, Hope, and Love....and the greatest of these is LOVE!.....


Friday, December 6, 2013

Snowed In

We've been snowed in all day. Actually "iced in" would better describe it. I've been painting non-stop. Here's one of the finished signs. I sure wish I could show you all the rest of the signs but I don't want to take the chance of the intended recipients seeing them! So, I'll keep them under wraps for now! ;) 
Any time I do one of these "Thankful" signs I can't help but to think of things I am thankful for. Today I am ever SO thankful that we have heat in our home! We have blankets and warm clothes... And most/best of all...we have each other to snuggle up with! 13yr old daughter isn't snuggling with me since her BFF is here. Lol. Maybe I should go crash their lil movie watching party they've got going on in there!! Whatcha think?? Lol
Thanksgiving is over but being grateful is something we should be every day of our lives! What are you thankful for today? 
Like the knob?? I LOVE IT!! 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Signs for Employees (and anyone else)

I was recently hired to create a few signs for a lady that I used to work with. She was going to be the instructor in a leadership class and wanted to give the students/employees each a gift. (So sweet!)

Her idea...
to have the employee's name on the sign along with several of the many qualities/characteristics/attributes that is often displayed by the employee. I fell in love with the idea and got started right away!  
Here are the finished results!! 

I just adore these!! I would love to do one of these for everyone in my family. Throughout life we are labeled so many different things and all too often people see the negative before they see the positive. What an awesome way to remind someone of the positive things that you see in them. It definitely brings my children to mind... and of course they are wonderful for adults just as well! Every single person needs to be lifted up and have these positive things spoken over them throughout their lives!! Who wouldn't want to wake up everyday to a sign declaring who and what they are, reminding them that they are unique and wonderfully made and special in every way? 

If you are interested in ordering signs similar to these, any signs that are found in my photo gallery, or a sign that you have an idea for, please don't hesitate to call, text, or message me today! 

***Christmas is just around the corner and there are only about 4-6 spots left for sign orders before I will have to put a hold on accepting any new orders with a Christmas deadline. We have just about reached our limit on how many we can create before the first of the year and definitely by Christmas! So if you're needing a sign completed and shipped by Christmas please do not hesitate, do not me today to secure your sign order! Happy scrolling! ;)***

As always - thank all of you so very much for the love, kind words, support and encouragement! I am truly living my dream by being blessed and getting to do this every day! Thank you all SO MUCH!!! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Our Greatest Blessings

A dear, life-long friend of mine, Janet, ordered a sign from me the other day. I thought I'd share it with y'all because I think it's so sweet! Janet has such a caring heart so it's no surprise that she would come up with this sweet idea for a sign. I just have to brag on her a little and say that this young lady sacrificed a good bit of her time for me, a couple of years ago. My mom had a stroke and was in the hospital where Janet worked. Which makes it seem like it wouldn't be that big of a deal since she was there anyways right? Well under normal circumstances that might be true but Janet had recently had surgery on her she was off work for a few weeks. Who wants to come to their job site when they are off!?? Lol. Well...Janet least to be by my side when I needed her the most. I will always be grateful for that and I will NEVER forget it! So I must say...that Janet is one of my many greatest blessings. ;)

(To recreate this sign for you the price would be approx $50.00)

Have a great rest of the week!! 


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Welcome Wednesday!

Good morning everyone! It's hump day!! 
I've been spending a little time here and there on Facebook and noticing all of the "I'm thankful for..." Posts. So I thought I'd join along. But as I do I am saddened by the fact that it takes the month of November to make me think of what I'm thankful for. Hoping to remember every month, every week, every day that I have so much to be thankful for! We all get busy and forget to slow down and smell the roses...though I personally would rather stop and smell Starbucks than roses...the smell of roses reminds me of funerals. What? Well...they do!! But that's a good smell! ;-P And it brings me lots of good memories annnnnd reminds me to slow down... though...the coffee makes me speed up. lol 
Hey!! That reminds me!!....Ohhhh you are SO going to think I planned this!!...but I truly did not. I have a sign about being thankful AND it has a Starbucks cup in the picture!! How perfect is that?  Hahahahahaha! I really do...its not the best "staging of a sign" lol though it goes right along with this post... so instead of posting the "doesn't-actually-go-with-the-post-picture".... I'll post my Thankful sign for ya. ;) but first.....

Today I am thankful for....the days that I'm able to slow down, smell the Starbucks coffee, and be thankful for everything in my life! 

(For those interested, this sign happens to still be available.)

I couldn't have planned this better if I had tried ;) 
Happy Humpday folks. What are you thankful for today? 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

In The Beginning...Let There Be Signs

Hello blog land! I have finally found my way back to you. :-D I've decided to do the best I can to keep friends, family and customers alike, all up to date on the many projects that I create. 
My main focus has been geared towards hand painted wooden signs...though I see rusty old metal in my near future as well. Most of the wood that I use is reclaimed lumber...from cabinet doors that's been thrown out on the curb to the antique wood that's  barely holding up an old North Texas barn! You are sure to get a one-of-a-kind piece of art when you order from designsbykendra. 

My latest piece was inspired by the late Kidd Kraddick with his famous quote, "Keep looking up 'cause that's where it all is!" 

This particular sign has been claimed, as it was a custom order by a dear sweet customer and friend. However this sign can be recreated for you. I have a few planks of wood left that are similar to these antique beauties. Depending on size, this sign would be $35-$45+. 
Please keep in mind when browsing through pictures (I will upload as many as I can, soon) and choosing what you'd like to order...that all of the wood that I use is reclaimed. So I'm not always able to recreate the same sign and it will never be exactly the same. Each piece is unique as I make no attempts to cover, hide, repair or discard any wood that is with holes/knotholes, scratches and all of the beautiful natural distressing that is found in reclaimed antique wood. If you have your eye on a particular sign though, I will do my best to get the closest looking planks that I can. :-) 

Here is another sign that I recently finished for another sweet and loyal customer of mine. You too can have a "Love Board" for $55-$85 (depending on size of board...this one is pretty large). Message me with approximate measurements and I'll get right on it for ya!! Also the arrow next to this sign is available! Mention this blog and you can take the arrow home for $15.00. Or add a name/word to it and take it home for $20! An added bonus...the opposite side of the arrow is a very distressed chippy white....sure to match any decor! 

The signs in the picture above are all available right now for purchase! Contact, message me if you have any questions about any of them! 

Well, that's all for now, but I will add more soon. As always, thanks for y'all's support and encouragement!!