{Welcome} Front Porch Post Tutorial

I am BACK!
{I think}
So long as this baby continues to cooperate and not make me sick anymore ;0)
I know my posting has been quite sporadic lately,
So thank you to you ALL for sticking with me.
And NOT clicking the unsubscribe button.
During my time “Off”
I admittedly spent a bit of time hanging out on
Trying to keep my mind off of feeling yucky
Because I have had ZERO motivation to do ANYTHING 
creative or crafty
I have been living vicariously through others.
If you haven’t checked out Pinterest yet.
you MUST.
One of my favorite things I pinned recently was A 
Front Porch Post & Sign
So yesterday I finally mustered up enough energy to make one of my very own.
I made a visit to Home Depot to get some supplies
{1} 24″ 4×4
{2} 5 1/2″ Square plaques with a beveled edge
{1} 4″ Square Plaque with a beveled edge
{1} 4 1/2″ Square post top
{1} Corbel
I wanted the edges of mine to look a bit more finished,
That is why I chose the beveled plaques.
You could easily use a square cut of wood like the original one.
Next I took my Squares and using some wood glue and clamps I assembled
them to create the base & top for my post.
Next using some LONG wood screws I attached them to my 4×4.
Then drilled a hole into the top and screwed in my corbel.
After a few coats of black paint.
And the addition of my hook.
Here is my Version:
I SERIOUSLY can’t WAIT to dress this up for each holiday.
But for now,
So that it doesn’t sit un-decorated.
I made a simple Welcome Sign
using some supplies I had laying around the house.
I just LOVE how it ALL came together!!
It felt SO GOOD to accomplish a project!
And get my creative juices flowing again.
  Here is where I am linking up this week!


  1. I had the WORST morning sickness with my daughter…for 8 months. And it wasnt just in the morning…it could be afternoon…evening…really whenever. I had to snack CONSTANTLY to control my nausea. I feel ya sister 🙁 I hope that your ‘funk’ subsides quickly.

    I LOVE that post by Kenzie! And I have been meaning to make one for a year now. Yours turned out FABULOUS! I love the corbel you added on top and the beautiful turquoise on your welcome sign. Just lovely! (and welcoming 😉

    • Anonymous says:

      It is a finaial not a corbel. A corbel is what goes under bookshelves or fireplaces. Just a little term faux pau. It is a very cute welcome post

  2. Glad to here you are feeling a little better. 🙂

    I love your post! I must make one soon. We have a huge porch, but I have no idea what all to put on it. lol This will help take up some space.

  3. Ooohhh, BEAUTIFULLY done! So elegant and professional looking. Thanks for sharing the instructions too!

    Deborah (happily visiting from
    http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com…hope you can stop by too…)

  4. Hi! I absolutely adore this welcome sign!!

    Please feel free to link it up to my Make Yourself Monday Blog Hop!

    For Love of Cupcakes

  5. Wow this is a great idea! Seems like something I could do to! 🙂 You are right, it would be great to decorate up for any season ~ visiting from tipjunkie

  6. Welcome back!
    I love the welcome sign you made.
    Great job!
    By the way, I’m your newest follower via GFC from Tuesday Blog Hop.
    Please feel free to visit my blog. Looking forward to seeing you there, and hope you follow me back. Thanks!


  7. Welcome back!
    I love the welcome sign you made.
    Great job!
    By the way, I’m your newest follower via GFC from Tuesday Blog Hop.
    Please feel free to visit my blog. Looking forward to seeing you there, and hope you follow me back. Thanks!


  8. I have that pinned too! Love your version. Popping in from Tip Junkie this morning.

  9. This is so cute! Speaking of Pinterest, I am pinning this! I found your blog through the tip junkie link party, and I’m a new follower. I hope you get feeling better soon so that you can keep posting more great ideas! 🙂

    Brie from darlingdoodles.blogspot.com

  10. Glad you are feeling better. 🙂

  11. Oh my goodness I love this so much!!!


  12. Wowsa, congratulations on getting out of bed, let alone making such a cute sign! Hope you get to feeling better, nothing is worse than morning sickness. It zaps your soul (I had it for 5 months).

  13. Great tutorial! I have been trying to think of ways to do one myself! Visiting from Lil Luna!

  14. Oh, this is so nice. I’ve had a porch sign on my to do list for about a year now. I absolutely love them, and it’s so easy to change it up for holidays/seasons!
    Sarah @ Alderberry Hill

  15. I love this! And I’m so glad you posted it! I’ve had the original in my “to do” file on my computer for EVER (since pre-pinterest days!) I’m gonna head right to your pinterest now & pin it! 🙂

  16. This is so cute and I’m so glad you shared a tutorial. I’m pinning it now!

  17. love love love it kristy!!

  18. First off, glad you’re back.
    Secondly, LOVE this. LOVE LOVE LOVE.
    Third, couple questions: approx how much were all the supplies, and did you spray paint it or roll on?
    THANKS girly 🙂

  19. Oh my gosh, I love it SOOOO much! I have GOT to make one of these! I’m pinning it right now!!!

    Nat from

  20. Okay, this is so cute! Very clever and nicely done. Found you via A Glimpse Inside. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/voice-studio.html

  21. Love this idea. Yours is great. Thanks for the tutorial.


  22. Would LOVE it if you would link this project up at my turquoise lovin’ party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/09/turquoise-lovin-5.html

  23. Welcome back and cute project! I just retrieved an old post from the trash and was thinking of creating something similar!

  24. Look at you go, Kristy! Okay we LOVE this so much that we’re featuring it this weekend….. and we promise if you invite us over we will STEAL this not make it over! Ha ha!


  25. Did you know that this it TOP on my to-do list!?! i love it! thanks for sharing!

  26. I absolutely LOVE this! I have to make one asap! I’d love for you to come share this at our Pinteresting Party!

  27. I made one similar to this at a craft group I go to each month. I love it!


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