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SignsofElegance

Location

Forest Hill, Maryland, United States

Quick Blurb

Welcome to Signs of Elegance~elegant hand painted home decor, wood typography signs and unique re-purposed treasures!

Interests

Wood signs, wall art, wall decor, wall hangings, handmade, word art, typography, custom gifts, personalized gift, painting, drawing, photography, interior design, home decor, primitive signs, vintage, rustic decor, country signs, shabby chic

Skills and Techniques

Each sign is painted on pine board (no vinyl lettering) and finished with a sawtooth hanger~~ready to display in your home. We do not 'distress' every sign to make them appear older/vintage (but will do that upon request)...and we do not try to correct natural wood markings, knots etc. as we feel this adds to the character of our signs.

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Get to Know

Please enjoy browsing around our shoppe! If you have any questions about our signs, custom work, hand painted home decor, or unique re-purposed treasures, please contact us. Each step of our sign production process is done in my studio and by hand. I cut, sand, paint or stain and clear coat every sign. Our signs are truly HANDMADE~~there are no two that are exactly alike! Some of our signs are distressed which creates a great 'old and vintage' look~~we will distress any sign on request, even if it is not shown with distressing on the sample photo! We have chosen to use pine wood because of its character~~it has knots, wormholes, and minor dings and surface imperfections that give our signs unique character. These should not be considered defects. I have always enjoyed crafting...I love finding something I like, and trying to make it myself! Years ago, I fell in love with the look of wood signs in home decor. I wanted an elegant look, with sentimental sayings...and when I could not find exactly what I wanted, I made it! I have been making signs for myself, and family and friends for years...usually as gifts. Then one day, a friend who owns a local boutique, had a customer who had an idea for a sign that she wanted for her family room. I was asked if I could make it.... After making that sign, we put a few in the boutique to see how they would sell, and the rest is history :) We now have a wonderful local (and global! ) following! Along with my Signs of Elegance business, I also own Forest Hill Soaps , specializing in handcrafted soaps and lotions made with natural ingredients! Oh, and I am an RN, working in Clinical Education at a local hospital. My inspiration: Everything :) Really :) The ideas for the signs normally are sparked by a conversation, or a book, or a quote. I like taking words and phrases with a central theme and creating a sign with them. Sometimes an idea comes from a special request~~ that is how the wedding signs were created. I also love to incorporate some of my original artwork on some of our signs. I think my favorite pieces are the Our House Rules and the Be Happy signs...

Bio Photo Gallery

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    This is our 'At the Seashore' Word art sign with beach scene.

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    Custom sign made for the Raven's fan---will make a sign for any NFL team!

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    Simple, elegant and one of my favorites!

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    Our House Rules Word Art ....undoubtedly one of our most popular signs....