Project 2: Wooden Sign
Start Date: January 9, 2013
Finish Date: January 10, 2013
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty Level: Easy
Two Wooden Planks
Black Paint (or Sharpie marker)
I wanted this sign to look weathered and old. I have access to an unlimited number of pallets, so I just had a coworker of mine grab me two planks of wood off of one pallet. "Make sure they're old looking but not nasty."
I used white craft paint for the "&," and a Sharpie marker for the words. I was going to use paint for the whole thing, but the texture of the wood (which I loved!) made it difficult to get a nice thin line with a brush. The marker worked perfectly fine!
To hang this, I just centered it above the window in my dining room and used the holes that were already in the wood to nail it directly into the wall. I went with a nail that had a bigger head to add character to the project.
It's perfect! I love it. I've been looking for a sign like this on Etsy for a while now but haven't been able to find just the right one. I free-handed the entire thing, but you could easily use stencils, or maybe even vinyl if your wood isn't too rough.
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