Do you remember this sign I posted about last week that Jennie found? Maybe if you squint your eyes you can make it out. For those of you under 40, this is what everything will look like in a few years.
The more I squinted and looked at that sign, the more I kind of wanted one. It's cute. So, with leftovers I had in the garage, I gave it a whirl. Here's what I did.
I started with a piece of cheap wood the size I wanted for my sign. If it has "issues", that's okay. It will add to the "character" of it.
I like thin wood. I don't know why.
I sanded the edges just enough that I wouldn't get splinters in my fingers while I handled it.
Then, I spraypainted it a quick good coat of creamy white. I like satin finish because the next layer of paint won't adhere perfectly to it. There's so much spraypainting going around blogland, I hope you all have one of those spray handle attachment thingys. They are awesome. I have two, an old one and this newer one.
Here's what it looked like with one coat of spray paint.
Then, I pulled the little craft paints out in the colors I wanted. Notice they are Yard and Garden craft paints. Why? Because it's what I had at the time.
I didn't wait for the spraypaint to dry completely before swiping on some pale blue.
I thought the blue was a little too plain so I mixed a bit of green and blue together and swiped that on too. As you can see, none of the paint was applied perfectly.
Then, using a pencil, I wrote out what I wanted to write on my sign. I did this so I would know how to space my lettering. It's easier to erase pencil lines than paint.