I am loving the weather we are having here in Oregon! Fall is in the air, you can just feel it. I love how the mornings, and evenings are a little cooler:) Wonderful!
I am so excited to share this next project with you!
I made this with some old wood that my Dad had in his basement. I LOVE how it turned out!
Here are the supplies you will need:
-an old piece of wood that looks weathered
-paint (I used a pumpkin color)
-sander or sand paper
-stain (I used Delta Gel
First I covered the sign with paint using my sponge brush. This sign is very rough, so my sponge brush was ruined, but that's ok, they were 20 for $1 at Micheals!
I only did one coat and I didn't worry too much about weather it was completely covered.
Here's my vinyl lettering. I got this about a year or so ago at a garage sale for pennies! I love a bargin!! Can you believe anyone would voluntarily get rid of vinyl lettering??? I can't comprehend this:)
Here is what the old wood looked like after 1 coat of paint.
This sign actually came with only 1 end edged like this. I used my scroll saw to do the other edge!
After the orange paint was dry, I applied the Gel Wood Stain with a rag. It went on super easy! It doesn't stain your hand like other stains I've used.
Here's where I applied the vinyl lettering. It was a little tricky to get on because I think the vinyl is old. It seems to be sticking ok, but it might have worked a little better if I stenciled it:)
It's a little tricky when you lift of the paper. You have to pull it off as carefully as possible and S--l--O--W--L--Y!
I am super happy with how it turned out and guess what? It cost me about 2.00!! I had everything on hand, but if you had to buy the paint and stain, it would cost about 2 bucks:)
I am lovin' it! I love anything that looks, worn, distressed, etc.
My lovely 10 yr. old daughter encouraged me to use the cute little squirrel in the picture and I think I like the way the picture turned out.
What do you think??