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a year of color: black and white Alice in Wonderland sign

Alice in Wonderland handpainted sign


I know what you’re probably thinking–

“Justine, it’s time for your October year of color post; this month the color is supposed to be black. We were expecting something having to do with Halloween…”

I know, me too. Then several weeks ago when I was thinking about it I started thinking about a hand painted sign instead and for whatever reason it had nothing to do with Halloween.


Alice in Wonderland handpainted sign


I’ve always liked Alice in Wonderland, in fact it’s the theme in my girls’ room. There’s so many good quotes in those books, and one particular that I’ve always loved. I thought this one would be perfect for our dining room where I currently have a mirror hanging but been thinking I would like a change.


Alice in Wonderland handpainted sign


For some reason one of my favorite parts of making any sign is the distressing once it’s all dry. I love seeing the wood grain come through, I think it gives the finished project so much character! You can find a more detailed tutorial for my stenciling technique in this post.


Alice in Wonderland handpainted sign


Next month our year of color link up will be featuring orange! We can’t wait to see all your beautiful fall-inspired posts!


Year of color, orange, november


What black posts do you have in your archives? Do you have some chic fashion, gorgeous black and white photography, spooky crafts? We want to see what you’ve got!


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19 Responses to a year of color: black and white Alice in Wonderland sign

  1. Mary Leigh October 20, 2017 at 6:49 am #

    I finally will have something to link up next month!! Working on a great orange project now!! Love this sign!

    • Meg October 23, 2017 at 12:54 pm #

      Love that quote! I think it’s a great one for kids, to remind them to dream big.

  2. Mary October 20, 2017 at 10:59 am #

    I love this sign! Beautiful!

  3. Tiffany October 20, 2017 at 2:31 pm #

    What a pretty project! I love Alice quotes!

  4. Rochelle October 21, 2017 at 6:03 am #

    My stenciling never turns out this nice! I love this sign.

  5. Beth October 21, 2017 at 4:53 pm #

    Love, love, love! So fun that you DIY’ed this. I have never attempted anything like this before.

  6. Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins October 21, 2017 at 8:36 pm #

    What a cute sign! I’m with you–a little distressing just completes a project for me.

  7. Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy October 22, 2017 at 6:31 am #

    That turned out so cute!! I am loving making signs these days, so am heading over to check out your tutorial!

  8. Deena Simair October 22, 2017 at 4:46 pm #

    I just saw a beautiful wood sign at a fancy store with an Alice in Wonderland quote..and guess what, I like yours’ better!

  9. Katie H. October 23, 2017 at 5:43 am #

    Great sign! I like the distressed look to it! Great idea!

  10. Ashley Newell October 23, 2017 at 9:33 am #

    This sign is fabulous and you did an amazing job! However, I’m stuck on the pic with the donuts. 😀 Yum! LOL!

  11. Jasmine October 23, 2017 at 5:17 pm #

    This sign is so awesome. I love Alice in Wonderland.

  12. Bethany October 23, 2017 at 6:06 pm #

    I love a good literary sign! Alice is the best!

  13. Stefanie October 24, 2017 at 8:11 am #

    That looks amazing, and I love the quote!

  14. Nita October 24, 2017 at 8:27 am #

    I have always loved Alice in the wonderland too! I love this…

  15. Tamara October 24, 2017 at 8:51 pm #

    One of my favourite quotes from that book. Love how this turned out.

  16. Emily Bogner October 25, 2017 at 12:21 pm #

    This sign turned out so well, good job!

  17. Codi October 31, 2017 at 10:16 pm #

    The sign turned out SO good! Love the finished look of it & the perfect quote to go along with it.


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