Rainboots + Yellow + Chevron = Spring Porch Goodness

I thought about calling this, “Oops, I did it again,” because–seriously–I might just have a problem with tweaking. But yesterday’s chevron “C” got more of a toss than a tweak in favor of something a smidge more refined.

01 spring porch

So, I grabbed a piece of foam core from Michael’s (on sale right now for ~$1.50) and cut it down to about 16″ x 20″ with my rotary cutter and mat. Then, using my quilting ruler, I added a grid of 4″ wide and 3″ high sections.

02 spring porch

With a cheap foam brush, it is super easy to fill in the lines.

05 spring porch

Then I did a google search for “monogram C fonts” and found this little pretty.

04 spring porch

I used that as a guide to sketch a “C” onto my freshly chevron-striped foam core. [Of course, you could print it out big and trace it if that is easier.]

06 spring porch

Then use a sharpie to trace the initial and a foam brush to fill it in.

07 spring porch

Tweak with a fine paintbrush or sharpie as needed, and voila!

08 spring porch

So yesterday’s little “C”…

09 spring porch

…got a big upgrade! Wheeeee!

10 spring porch

Thanks to a little ribbon hanger duct-taped to the back and a command strip to secure, up it went on the front door. I’m still waiting on the planters to be filled, but don’t you love those yellow wellies? I think they are the perfect spring-beckoning touch to the almost-finished porch.

11 spring porch

Now bring on spring!

So, anyone else have your spring porch done? Do tell!

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More chevron? Yes please!

LINK quick chevron makeover for the DIY herb trough

LINK How To Create Simple, Gorgeous Chevron Invitations

LINK Easy DIY Chevron Initial Wreath

yellow chevron monogram easy DIY

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15 responses to “Rainboots + Yellow + Chevron = Spring Porch Goodness

  1. Absolutely beautiful! How I miss the porches of the South! Now that we are in AZ, front porches are very rare (and delicate spring flowers burn up rather quickly here)…so I’ll just look at yours and dream….. πŸ™‚
    Pretty post!

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  3. I have 5 kid free hours tomorrow and I have all my supplies! Trying to find a good font and not having any luck. Do you know the name of the font you used? BTW, I found this via Pinterest. Small world that I know you and your post was pinned. πŸ™‚

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  7. If you don’t mind me asking….. How did you attach those silver 5’s to your metal door?? I love the way that looks.

    Thanks for any response! πŸ™‚

    Shaina

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  8. I have found downloadable fonts, but can’t get them large enough. How do you increase the font? I’ll have to print and trace. My freehand is nothing like yours. Thanks! Love the yellow!!

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