i see pickets in my sleep.
seriously, i've painted thousands of them. Sold hundreds of sets. Everyone asks similar questions, so i thought i would take a little time to address the most frequently asked questions here.
What's the most popular location requested?
I would say definitely, DisneyWorld. But, NYC, Las Vegas and Key West would come in close behind.
What's the most unusual location requested?
Oh, there have been many places that are takes on songs such as "St. Somewhere" and "Margaritaville". Sometimes people request their hometown bar, their backyard, Grandma's house, etc...
We've done a few magical or make-believe location signs...like this one...
All pickets are completely personalized. You supply the places and mileage.
What font is that?
That folks, is my own handwriting. Not a font. The pickets are not stenciled. They are 100% hand lettered and hand painted.
Can i request fewer than 10 pickets or more than 10?
YES! You simply send me a message telling me how many you'd like and i will create a custom listing just for you. To find out how much that might cost, just know this: each individual picket is $7.50. You do the math. Shipping costs will vary based on your quanitity.
Can i request colors?
YES! Some folks want them all one color, or don't like a certain color, or want the picket with their alma mater to be in their school colors... simply send me a message with your order. It's never a problem.
Do you sell the post that they hang on?
NO! It would be super expensive to ship those out and i would need a forklift to carry them into the post office. We suggest a landscaping timber that you can buy at the hardware store works best. We even pre-drill the screw holes for you.
How long will they last?
Well, that depends on a lot of different factors. The biggest factor is the climate in which you live. If you live in a very wet or very sunny climate, your sign may weather faster. If you live in a climate with harsh winters and you leave your sign outside, your sign will weather faster. This is why we recommend that you re-apply a clear coat on your pickets once a year. (you can buy an inexpensive clear coat spray at any hardware store). We also recommend that you remove your sign from the outdoors in the winter, if you live in a harsh winter climate. These are actual wood fence pickets; they will weather just as an actual picket fence would.
My hubby actually planted a wide pvc pipe in the hole where we put our sign. He put some pea gravel in the bottom of it. The sign post easily slides in and out of the pvc pipe seasonally and that way we don't have to re-dig the hole each spring before we put the sign up.
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So, there you have it! If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to message me. I'm a real friendly girl. Let's chat.
Katie took that picture of me with the pickets. On my garage floor. If you drove by our house and saw what we looked like while she was taking those pics, you would have laughed.
Or sped away faster. LOL
To order your very own Favorite Places Directional Yard Sign, visit my etsy shop here!