I have been wanting to create a sign for some time now. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, and some scrap wood in the garage, it was time to try my hand at sign-making. Here's how it came out:
Here's how easy it was to do:
I started with a scrap piece of MDF I had left over from another project (which I will be sharing with you in the next few weeks...it's a Christmas project so it hasn't been timely to share yet)
I painted it with one coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. I only used one coat so that I could still sort of see the wood color below giving it a bit of an aged look.
Then using a rag and dark wax, I outlined the edges.
I used my Silhouette machine to print out my saying in a font that I liked. Then I flipped my saying over and using charcoal...
I shaded in the entire backside of the words.
Then I cut out just the words (so that there would be less charcoal on my project) and traced over each letter using a pencil.
When I removed the paper I was left with the outline of the words.
Then using a brown Sharpie, I filled in what I had traced. I then used a damp paper towel to wipe off the excess charcoal on the sign.
I just love my new sign. It was a quick and simple project...taking less than a half hour.
Don't forget that I still have a stencil giveaway going on. You can click here to enter.
Have a great day!