Look what I found…
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.
Next I traced each letter on to my board.
And then I carefully painted in all the letters with black paint. It was tedious.
Finally, I sanded and distressed my board once again. And Tim hung it up for me.
I love how it looks hanging over the doorway in my kitchen.