Monday, December 27, 2010

Family Rules.

I've been wanting a "family rules list" for a while now...
the original one that I saw looked like this:

As much as I love the one above, I really wanted something a little more neutral,
so that I could move it around the house when I felt like it!

The best part was that it didn't cost us a thing since we had all the supplies in the garage.
It was easy for us to come up with what we wanted it to say:
Always tell the truth.
Forgive and Recover.
Be kind.
Say your Prayers.
Practice Self-Control.
Always be grateful.
For now, it hangs in our kids bathroom, and they can see it from both mirrors.
....yep. that was perfectly planned.
It's a great reminder to all of us to give these things to each other in our relationships.

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

 The DIY Show Off


  1. I love this! Great work to you for doing this from found items in your garage! Very nice :)

  2. Ok, yours is wayyy better than mine! I'm embarrased about mine now! :(

  3. I love those signs, yours looks incredible!!!

  4. You made that! Because I really want it!

    Good job...I really love your family values ~

    Happy New Year!

  5. This looks amazing! What a sweet reminder and it turned out perfect.

  6. I love it! Amazing Job! Have a wonderful night! lulu

  7. I have 100% flipped my lid for this. I LOVE it!!

  8. Such a beautiful sign! I really love the paint finish. Such a wonderful piece for your home!

  9. Tara, I LOVE this! Please tell how you did it. Us not so creative people need all the help we can get!

  10. Beautiful! I love your version a lot. The tonal colors and the rules are both awesome.

  11. this. I like how it is so nice and neutral :)

  12. You made one of the best signs ive seen!! ;) LOVE it!! Hugs, Rachel

    *French Farmhouse 425*

  13. Love your sign, was wondering if you will ever make any of these signs to sell?

  14. shut up
    you made that
    oh my word
    i really wish you were my neighbor now!!
    no seriously, even if you didn't make rockin signs i'd want you for my neighbor.

  15. Tutorial.....tutorial.....tutorial.....please. I NEEEEEEEEd to make one of these. It is fabulous!

  16. Love this, it is AMAZING!!!! Good job:]

  17. This is an awesome piece, and soooo meaningful. I just love it. I am a relatively new follower,and I adore your blog.

  18. I just love this sign.. LOVE IT! I need one in my hall-

    sandy toe

  19. Love it! Would love to see a tutorial on how you made it. Happy New Years!

  20. Oh my gracious.....How beautiful are you ? And your blog too....

    I don't know how I found you but what a delightful place you have created here in the blog world.

    And that sign.

    Are you going to sell them? I think you should!!!!

    Blessing to meet you!


  21. Great subtle color and distressing on the signs! Always tell the truth... awesome! Love it!


  22. Tara, I think you and I must read some of the same blogs! I have saved several versions of the family rules sign on my computer for months now wanting to make one, but I have to say, yours is completely gorgeous! You have to tell us how you did it, please!! (You've also mentioned Meg's blog Whatever a few times and that is my favorite blog by far! I have been reading hers for over a year and must check in everyday....I think we definately have similar tastes!) Hope you are doing well and ya'll had a Merry Christmas! - Kimberly

  23. Love both and would take either.... are you selling them?? I know a buyer! :)

  24. Tara - this is FABULOUS - I so need/want a house rules list.

    Your list is perfection - and such a great reminder for *everyone*!

    xoxoxo - Happy New Year!

  25. Absolutely STUNNING! The "rough" paint effect is fabulous - please DO let us know how you made it...

    Warm regards,

  26. OMG!!! This is fabulous! You need to make 100 more and sell them!
    Happy new year!

  27. So I'm thinking you could totally sell these. Maybe this is your calling! It's super cool!

  28. You have GOT to make me one of these!!! Seriously. I will pay for the excessive shipping. Pretty please:).

  29. So nice to have found you! Will you be doing a tutorial on your signs? Just love them!
    I am a new follower!

  30. Yes, yes yes! I agree with some of the comments above!! Please share a tutorial if you don't mind! How inspiring and wonderful! What a wonderful gift for your family. I LOVE this! You are truly talented!

  31. Love it,love it,love it!!!!!!!!! Really love it! All the best,Chrissy

  32. You could sell those signs. Seriously...I'd buy! Love your blog. Just you also blog with Tumblr? I'm looking into them for a new blog service. Anyway, happy Wednesday my new friend:)

  33. Will you make me one please? Seriously, I'll pay you a million dollars! Also, I've got some fun stuff going on when Darcy moves me over next week to wordpress...I cant wait to get your feedback! And, I'll be in touch very soon with a request :)!

  34. This is beautiful. I'd love to make a similar one for my home. I love the "forgive and recover". So perfect.

  35. i love that first sign. are they for sale? i am not thinking i have the patience to make one.

  36. Oh I just love, love, LOVE this! What wonderful reminders rendered in such a beautiful fashion! I like the whitewash effect as well as the classic font. Perfection - way to go!

  37. tutorial please!!!!! i just love it!