A Little More Grace

There are goof ups, and then there are GOOF UPS, and I made the capital, bold face letter kind!

Remember a few weeks ago, when I shared my new Amazing Grace stencil design?  It included the words from Chris Rice’s version of the well-known hymn.

hand painted signs

Well…  Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim purchased the stencil, and she made a sign with it.  When her husband (who is a music minister) saw the sign, he said, “That’s nice, but that phrase is copyrighted.”

UGGHHH – the thought didn’t even cross my mind when I created the stencil, but I certainly don’t want to infringe on a copyright, so I pulled the stencil from my line, then worked to create a new version of it, only using words from the original hymn, which isn’t copyright protected.  Here is the new stencil design, which I really like better, because I increased the size of the words, “Amazing Grace”.  It’s very simple and sweet.


Of course, I had to make a project with the new design, so I grabbed a pallet wood board, and painted the words onto it, then added a small hook on the side.  I’m loving these black-eyed Susan flowers that are growing on the side of my gravel road – free for the picking!

pallet wood sign

The pallet wood board I picked was a bit warped, so I attached it to a backer board, which lies flat against the wall when hung.

This sign with the hook is available in my shop HERE.

farmhouse sign

Of course, I shipped the new stencil design to Ann, and she used it to make these adorable picket fence signs.  Such a great idea and I love how she made two separate signs from the stencil.  Be sure to visit her HERE to see how how she did it.

picket fence sign

The new Amazing Grace stencil design is available HERE.

Amazing Grace Sign Stencil


I guess a little more grace is always needed, right? 🙂




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  1. Thanks for sharing my signs! As soon as I get a board wide enough I’m going to make another one, too! Keep up the good work!

  2. I’m with you! Although I love the Chris Rice version (we sing it at church), there’s something about the original hymn that touches my heart. Love your stencil!

  3. I agree, you can’t beat an original – the one we all know and love!
    I like this better!

  4. Darn that sold fast! I was heading to buy it. Planning on making any more? I love it.

  5. I love your site, your new store and everything you give us to think about. I do have a question about a piece of furniture you have in a lot of your pictures and i also saw it on someone else’s site in their bedroom; its the linen looking settee with the rope or leather looking ties??? Where could I buy one of these or something like it?

    • Colleen, I think you might be referring to my grain sack sofa, but it’s an antique that I refinished, so unfortunately, I couldn’t tell you where to buy one. Sorry!

  6. HI and I think it was meant to be that your 1st stencil can’t be sold, because I like the 2nd one so much better…they are the words I know so well from “Amazing Grace,” as opposed to the words you originally had. Thanks – I just love your new one!

  7. Sometimes things happen for a reason and I think this is one of those times as it seems your second take on this stencil is even more popular with your readers than the first! I actually do think this stencil is more accessible to a greater amount of people due to the popularity of the song. I hope you have great success with it! I love both your sign and Ann’s picket fence signs…both definitely exude that stylish vintage farmhouse vibe!

  8. WHAT! Angie, you mean you’re NOT perfect? We’ll all forgive you . . . this time . . . and welcome you to our very imperfect world 🙂 LOL. Wishes to all for a great weekend!

  9. Naomi S. says

    Could’ve happened to anyone, Angie! Good recovery, though! Keep creating! AND sharing!

  10. Derry Gleason says

    I like it better.

  11. I’m liking the second version even more!

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