I fell in love with the following signs at a local boutique shop in town.
I went into the store and found that they were created by a woman named Kristi in Leesburg, VA. She has the most adorable typography signs, and Etsy shop. Her business is called Barn Owl Primitives.
Her Family Rules Sign was my inspiration for my latest project.
My total investment was $10, and 3 hours.
the other half of the plywood piece
(that I used for THIS project)
Red and Green Craft Paint
I started with primed plywood
Together as a family, we came up with "OUR LIST" of twelve Family rules
It was a beautiful day out, so I decided to do this project outside on the deck.
I measured the wood, and divided by the 12 rules so that I would have even spacing between line.
Then, I cut out sticker letters for each phrase and laid everything out on the wood.
Next, I peeled and stuck each letter onto the board.
( If I make another one of these, I may just use carbon paper and transfer the text onto the wood..This was a very time consuming part of this project.)
***Make yourself a note***
If there is a breeze while you are trying to place hundreds of cut out letters onto a wooden board, it's smart to use a magazine to hold down the "loose letters" so that they don't end up all over the yard or between the deck slats...not that I would know this from experience or anything..grrrrrrr.
I painted over the entire board with green craft paint using a 2" foam brush, and made uneven strokes.
When this was dry, I went over the green with red craft paint, leaving some of the green to show through, giving it an aged look.
When the paint was dry, I carefully peeled each letter away, while watching "Annie" on tv, since the 80 degree day turned into a humid 94 pretty quickly, and I moved the project indoors!
The words are very bright white at this point, and since I was going for an aged look, I covered the entire sign with the left over glaze from my American Flag project and then wiped off the excess glaze.
I placed a picture hanging hook on the back, and put a nail in the wall...and viola,
Here's the finished project!!!
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