I decided to take a little break from my normal sewing projects and create a holiday sign. Recently, I saw this on a Pinterest post and just loved the sign, so I decided to try to make my own.
This was a super cheap project for me. I got the board at Menards for $1.99. I also bought a small can of stain - Minwax - Wood Finish, penetrating stain, color-Special Walnut. I already had the white Martha Stewart satin paint, color-Wedding Cake, the red color was Love Bird, and a little of the black satin.
The first step was to wipe the board down. I then took a hammer and it it several times to give it a more beat up look. I then stained it with the Minwax stain.
After staining it I took a little Coconut Oil and loosely rubbed it over a few spots on the board and along parts of the edges. I then brushed the white paint over it using a large brush and vertical strokes. I wasn't too concerned with covering it 100%. After it dried for about an hour, I took my high tech grill spatula thing... and scrapped away some of the white paint.
I used a word program to then print out very large letters. I cut the out (leaving some white) and taped them evenly onto the board. I used a measuring tape to help align them.
I then used some carbon paper to trace the letters onto the board. I did this by placing the carbon side down underneath the letter and traced using the pointed end of a paint brush handle.
Once the letters were traced a used my finger to rub a little bit more of the coconut oil on in a few places of the inside of the letters. I then mixed a lot of red with a little bit of black to create a deep red. Using a medium sized brush I carefully painted in the lines. After it dried for about an hour I added a second coat of the red mix.
After the red dried, I took my grill flipper/spatula thing and very lightly scrapped away a little of the red paint. Then I was done!!! Happy Holidays!