February 18, 2015

Making A Sign For The Polka Dot Flea

The Polka Dot Flea has moved to a larger building this year on the Central Florida Fairgrounds  

 So......I built a big new Polka Dot Flea sign to go with the big new building


I have more ideas for perking up the front, but this sign was my first project.   It will go on the grass outside the entrance


I found these metal letters at Renningers a great antique market about 30 minutes outside Orlando in Mount Dora.  


I cut a piece of plywood and then built a frame around it. I got all of the wood from my scrap pile  



When I recently redid my kitchen I saved the old faux back
splash...Horder...Horder.... I knew I would use it for something.  I was able to glue it on and then used dark wax to age it a little.


I thought long and hard about how to attach the metal letters, since they are hollow in the back, I could not glue them and I would have needed mighty long screws ...So, in the end I attached them with wire


And then did a practice run by setting it up in my back yard to insure no snafus on show day


It measures almost 9 ft long!


That Should get peoples attention......I am thrilled to put a big check mark on this project......DONE!!! 

Happy Creating
Carol

Visit the Polka Dot Flea webpage HERE

39 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

AWESOME sign Carol! You are so creative! I want to come to your show!
warmly,
deb

Createology said...

Brilliant Sign you created!!! This really sets the tone for such a great eperience all attendees will have. Brilliant Bliss...

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wow Carol, this is amazing! Love those letters!

Donna said...

Wow, what a cool sign! Love the metal letters you found, and that former backsplash is a perfect addition. Bet you are getting super excited!

NanaDiana said...

That is just an awesome sign,, Carol. I love it!!! For some reason I can't see what I am typing so I hope this goes tthrough. xo Diana

Melodee said...

Carol this sign is AMAZING!

Teresa said...

I'm on my way to find out about this fun space - that's what the sign inspires me.
I love it and I hope it goes with you through so many adventures and success in years to come..
It makes me want to dance and laugh - not a small feature ahahahah.
Go Carol!!!

Becky said...

This is an awesome sign!

Amy Jo said...

That turned out so cute! You are checking off that list really quickly!

XOXO,
Amy JO

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carol, The sign is amazing and I love the quirky letters. This will definitely get every ones attention...love it.
xx,
Sherry

Ros Crawford said...

Terrific!!

Cynthia said...

Perfect sign, I love the colors

Cindy

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

The sign is soooo cute and so you! I love the size..and you can decorate your garden the rest of the year!!

And it's not hoarding....it's planning for the future at a time when you know you'll be using it for something and just aren't sure what or when, but you do know that you'll kick yourself later if you toss it now!!! That's a long-winded version of "rationalization". I do a lot of that!!

Melody Shingler said...

Oh my goodness, Carol! Such an awesome sign for your Flea! I so ♥ how the faux tin ceiling tiles look behind the rustic letters.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Carol your sign is amazing. I love it and it will get lots of attention for sure. You are one talented lady. A super star!!
Have fun.
CM

20 North Ora said...

LOVE your sign! Awesome. Would give anything to live close enough to come to the show. I know it will be a huge success again!

Judy

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Love it Carol.....

Bobbi Jo Voelker said...

Your sign looks great!

Bobbi Jo Voelker said...

Your sign looks great!

Kelley said...

Cuteness factor is OFF THE CHARTS!

It's awesome, Carol. You really put those old scraps to excellent use! Love the letters!

Hugs and happy weekend,
Kelley~

Carla said...

Love Love the sign. Looks awesome

hopeandjoyhome said...

Very cool! That is so cute! Reusing things is always a plus too.Great job Carol!

Kathy said...

That is absolutely PERFECT and bravo to you for saving the backsplash. the idea must have been lurking in the back of your mind because it is the perfect thing.

Rosie said...

Your sign turned out FANTASTIC! PS: We are NOT hoarders...we are frugle! ;)
love rosie

Laurel Stephens said...

This is a beautiful sign, sure to draw people into your flea market. I think the way you used the tiles for the background is inspired, like everything you do!

Donna said...

Great job!!!

Elizabeth said...

Love the sign !

lynn said...

the kitchen panels make a perfect background for the cute letters--great job, carol!

Connie said...

There you go again . . . You are so clever and creative. Your sign is perfect and I love that the letters are metal. You are the cat's meow!
Have a great week, Carol and Keeping smiling,
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol,
Great sign!!
I always love seeing what you are doing because you know that i always say that you are living my dream life!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your encouraging words!!
Hugs,
Deb

Marlynne said...

Outstanding for Sure!

Ivy and Elephants said...

The sign is gorgeous. I love the bright colors. What a beautiful place to shop.
I hope I can get some time off to attend, I bet it's just amazing!
Hugs,
Patti

Joëlle QUELENN said...

So nice and original sign and the colours you choosed ar great! I'm not really objective because I do have an addiction to polka dots (I'm just cutting my next shabby clothes with pink dots on white and white dots on pink. xoxo creative Carol

Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

Wow, Carol! I love your sign! It's so bright, fun, and super creative. It's gonna bring the customers in for sure. If I ever visit that part of Florida I would sure love to check out 'The Polka Dot Flea!!' Have a great day! ~ Jamie

Holly Loves Art said...

Totally awesome sign!! Couldn't imagine it being any better.

Little Miss Maggie said...

You are one busy lady. Your sign is fabulous.

Heart Vintage Design said...

Great sign! xoxo

Object of Maya*ffection said...

It's AWESOME!!! I WISH I was in Florida because I would sell at your fabby market!! It's funny I set up my display structure in my yard today to make sure there are no "snafu's" also!! Following along to see the progress!

Object of Maya*ffection said...

It's AWESOME!!! I WISH I was in Florida because I would sell at your fabby market!! It's funny I set up my display structure in my yard today to make sure there are no "snafu's" also!! Following along to see the progress!