Showing posts with label signs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label signs. Show all posts

"EAT" sign - DIY distressed kitchen sign


I had a hankering for a new little sign in the kitchen - and it came to me one day. So I used a piece of scrap wood (leftover from THIS project) - then stained it, painted it with Annie Sloan chalk paint and distressed using sand paper and the vaseline distressing trick (see it HERE). I used graphite paper to trace a really simple font and painted it with black acrylic.

it is now perched over my kitchen sick (where there is little else to look at) flanked by two happy green/red/yellow vintage potholders.

40th anniversary *established sign*


I know, I know, another one.

Ha! I can't help myself. This one was already in the works (in my head) when it was requested. How could I refuse?!

(See my other ones here and here.)

Supplies used: Dark Walnut stain, white and dark blue acrylic artist paint, clear furniture wax, 2 D-rings.

wedding gift: DIY hand-painted established sign


I love these established signs. (Sorry if you don't!) See my other one HERE.I like them because they are classic and personal - plus, handpainting them really makes them special.

I spent quite a while deciding on colors, design, etc. and finally came up with this. (The camera caught some of the nuances of the brush strokes in these photos, but the color is really solid and nice.)

The photo above shows the original finish. I sanded, stained, drew, painted, then sealed the above. The wood grain and color is really pretty.

I had some issues with the paint pen (note to self: don't waste time/effort on a paint pen) splattering all over. I thought it was ruined, but had some encouragement to try to fix it. So I re-sanded spots, re-stained them with a paintbrush, brushed up the blue and then crisped up the over-letters with the pen again. And it worked!!

So, there you have it! Another great wedding gift.

madame AND monsieur


This summer, my sister asked me to make another sign similar to hers ...

Remember this post?

I made a corresponding "monsieur" sign to go with her "madame" sign and they look amazing in their bathroom. 

Her sign wasn't waxed, so I put a coat of clear wax to protect it from the room's steamy elements. Hopefully that will make it last longer.

I didn't have the first sign with me when I made the second, so you can see that I distressed it the opposite way and much more than before. However, I like that they aren't a perfectly matching pair. Gives it some character. :-)

Fun huh? I love making signs...