Thursday, June 16, 2011

You are my Sunshine

Recently I was commissioned by a friend to create a piece of art work, on boards, 
with the words from the song "You are my Sunshine"
Here's what I came up with:
The paint technique was very intentional. The colors were picked by my "client." 
My favorite part is the Ralph Lauren Tobacco stain rubbed on the top. 
I've used this paint/glaze treatment several times on various pieces of furniture in my home. 
I got the idea from my good friend and the both of us use it on everything!
For years I've been signing the backs of my scrapbook pages...
Here is where my latest creation now resides:
 Doesn't it look stunning against her mocha walls? I love it!
I had to show you a couple of pictures of her house (with her permission of course!) 
She painted all her cabinets and used the Ralph Lauren Tobacco stain rubbed on the top.
Close-up of the cabinets. 
The same treatment done again here. 
Don't you love the clean look of her family room? I do!
One of my favorite rooms in her house is her 3-year-old daughter's room. 
The color choice is so bold and unique 
It actually inspired me to use the same scheme in my kid's bathroom.
She is not only my good friend and now "client" she is the hair stylist for me and my girls. 
Here is Sidney after getting several inches cut off. We love her cute summer bob.
 And here she and I are. Me with MY new summer-do!


  1. That is so cute! I love that song and the piece looks so great in her living room!

  2. I really wish you lived close to me and I would pay you to make me one of these. This would be the perfect gift for my mother-in-law! There is no way I could make this as cute as you did.

  3. I love that song! I have a friend who has been going through tough times, so sometimes I leave her voicemails where I sing it. :) Maybe I should make her one of these!

  4. Love it!!!! And I love her kitchen backsplash. Can you tell me what it is?

  5. This is fantastic, and that is one of my favorite songs!

    Can I ask what color the base coat is? And were the words stenciled on?

    I love the mix of fonts too!

    Visiting from the I heart naptime linky.

  6. This is wonderful. My son's girlfriend shares these lyrics with him all the time because she says he is her sunshine. I really love what you did with this. It's beautiful!

  7. Can I be a "client"? I'd love to purchase wall art just like this from you. :)

  8. i would absolutely love to hear from you and get you to make me something like this.

    1. Please feel free to email me and we can discuss details.

  9. Do you make and sell these items? I would love the you are my sunshine for my little boys room, we sing that song every night before bed. Could you email me with some information?

  10. Would you make and sell one of these. I have been looking for something exactly like this and I can't find one that looks the way I want and this is exactly it. Please let me know.

    1. Would you please send me an email and we can talk specifics!

  11. Hi. I just found this and love your You Are My Sunshine piece. Would you be able to make me one? Can you email me some info (price etc.) at
    Thank you,

  12. Hi, I just found this piece on Pinterest and would love to order one for my granddaughter as a keepsake. I sang this to her each time I saw her since she was a baby and now we sing it to each other. she's 4. Can you please email me info to:

    Look forward to hearing from you.

  13. please, please, please email me.

    I would love to talk about buying something like this from you or learning the technique to creating this. it is amazing and perfect!!

    my email is

  14. I recently ran across this sign in search of "You are my sunshine" art work and fell in love with your version. It's so classy looking and was considering making one myself. I was wondering if you wouldn't mind telling me what font's you used so I can download them myself?? I've spent hours searching through fonts online and have yet to come up with all of the same ones you used.
    You can email me at
    Love your work!!


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