I love to make signs
I like to copy signs I've seen on Pinterest
like the Farmer's Market Sign
Donna from Funky Junk Interiors made.
|Donna's coveted sign|
That one is hanging in my kitchen from
the day after she made hers. I just love it!
Other signs are my own creation...
Today I'm using boards from an old
repurposed garage cabinet.
The boards were beautiful but a pain
to disassemble. Once I got them apart
I began scraping off the peeling paint
that hadn't fallen off already.
I sealed the woods with a matte varnish before
I did the lettering so
more paint wouldn't chip off...
I printed out my letters on the computer and then
using the stiff paper from the junk mail (I love to recycle)
I cut out each letter in the word GROCERY and MARKET
from the thick paper. Unfortunately the mail I used was a
Victoria's Secret postcard and my letters are a little risque...
please forgive me....
On second thought I can only show you the M and the A
because the other letters might get me shut down.
I used a yard stick to draw a straight line on the sign
then lined up the letters on the line. I traced around
each letter with a pencil then filled in the letters
with Graphite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
The recycled letters are available to use again on
the many signs I plan on making.
Using the cut out letters as a stencil is an easy way
to create perfect lettering, especially when you
plan on using the letters more than once.
When the lettering dried sanded the words then used
clear wax to seal the surface.
My signs look quite old and authentic with this awesome