Friday, January 11, 2013

71 Projects: Wooden Sign

Project 2: Wooden Sign
Start Date: January 9, 2013
Finish Date: January 10, 2013
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty Level: Easy
Cost: $0


Supplies:
Two Wooden Planks
White Paint
Black Paint (or Sharpie marker)
Nails


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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6 comments:

Amy said...

LOVE this!! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays! I have to ask, is that just your natural handwriting? Or did you use a stencil of some sort? It looks fantastic! Pinning...

Shannon said...

Thanks, Amy! It is just my handwriting.

Deb Hrabik said...

Love your sign!
Deb@LakeGirlPaints

My Creatively Vintage Life said...

Totally in love with your sign. Love that it is just your handwriting too! Came to you from bloghop!

Designed Decor said...

I love this sign! It is so pretty!

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DeDe@DesignedDecor

Jessica said...

I have a pallet in the garage waiting for me! I have it put together and waiting. didn't think of having a long, skinny sign. Love the look! Great job! Stopping by from Diana Rambles!