Monday, December 20, 2010

Making an old sign

Look what I found… 

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A never ending supply of pallets down the road from my house! 

 

I decided to make an “old sign” to hang in my kitchen from one of the boards that I picked up.

After I decided on the board to use, I very roughly slapped on some white paint.  I didn’t try to make it evenly coated, in fact, I purposely left it looking pretty uneven and I let some  of the wood around the edges show through.  After painting, I sanded and distressed it to give it even more character and “age”.

Next, I opened up a word program in my computer and decided on a font.  Then I blew up each letter to a size that would fit nicely on my board.  I printed, traced, and then cut out each letter to make stencils.

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Next I traced each letter on to my board.

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And then I carefully painted in all the letters with black paint.  It was tedious.

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Finally, I sanded and distressed my board once again.  And Tim hung it up for me.

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I love how it looks hanging over the doorway in my kitchen.

10 comments:

  1. I love it! Great job! Hoping you'll visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made With Love Monday! Wishing you a very blessed Christmas! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

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  2. That is really cool! It looks like you bought it somewhere already done! You are too good! I enjoyed talking today! miss you guys

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  3. How pretty! I love the aged look on the wood!

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  4. What a great idea! I'm not to far from a company that makes pallets and always has a ton of busted that they let me have.

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  5. I love it! I have plans to make one for above my pantry door but I'm waiting on my husband to bring me a board!

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

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  6. Love this!! Looks great up on your wall too. I can't wait to start decorating my house...with paint and then the extras. Keep it up!!

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  7. I like it! What else are you going to do with all those pieces of wood? Can't wait to see ;)

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  8. You did a fabulous job! I paint signs as a hobby and I know what you mean about the lettering being tedious but when you are done and can enjoy the result it is well worth the effort. Great score on the pallets!

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  9. I have to admit I found your blog last night and probably have read every single post and I am ur biggest fan! I absolutely love all the photography tips and all the projects you have done! I hope you & your family have an awesome new year!

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