Hello to Everyone! Hope your week has been good! Is it already Thursday? I can not believe how quickly this week went by!! Hope your week has been good!
I gave you a sneak peek at this post on Wednesday....so here goes!
Many of you have asked me about the sign that hangs in my breakfast nook..I thought it was time to share the details of how I did it.
I made this sign before my blogging days. However, I still had everything I used, so I whipped up this tutorial for you to follow in case you would like to make one too....I patterned my sign after a vintage metal one I saw hanging in a antique store. I made this sign over a year ago and I can not remember where I got many of these "how to ideas" for this sign....Sorry!
Here is what you will need to make a similar faux metal sign.
Cut a 1/2 inch one side good plywood 24 in.x 24 in.
Take a hammer and hammer dents into the wood. I put at least 10 dents in the board.
Paint the wood white and then dry brush a darker beige color over the top.
In the dents you made with the hammer....rub in a small dab of red paint, then rub a small dab of black over it. This will give you a vintage rusting metal look to the wood.
Then print out the words for your sign on your computer..I used a 300 pt. font size and chose different font types for each word on my sign...be sure and select outline only in your format text...Then you will save printer ink!
Layout the words onto your board.
After you measure and mark lines for placement of words.....Trace the letters on to the painted plywood using CARBON TRACING PAPER (Hobby Lobby). Then use a paint pen, to outline the tracing paper lines and then paint in between with black paint.
Using 80 grit sandpaper, sand the entire sign giving it a ruffed up look. I also added small dabs of black paint to the 4 corners of the wood adding to the vintage worn look.
Here are a few close ups.....so you can see the detail!
Hope you enjoyed this project, thanks for letting me share!
Next week, is Spring Break for us....YEAH! The kids have a week off school and I'll get to sleep in, hopefully!
We have a few things planned, not anything too big. Hubby travels all next week, so it will be a STAYCATION for me and the kids!
Is your Spring Break coming up soon? Got any special plans?
Have a great rest of your week!
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