OKAY, so it's not completely done. I bugged my friend from work for a couple weeks to bring me some rusty hinges..
When he finally brang them I left them at work! They have been sitting on my desk all weekend.
Oh well, I decided to post it anyway.
The method I am using is from this great blog.
http://aimee-weaver.blogspot.com/ is one of my new favorite blogs!
The method she uses is with carbon copy paper. I found mine in the clearance section at Hancock fabrics for 79 cents.
I first practiced on an extra board I had...not bad right?
So here is the piece of wood I'm using for my sign. I'm so lucky because I have a friend from work who has a bunch of old barn wood (and the hinges)
I just painted it white.
I then printed out the words on regular paper (using microsoft word)
the carbon copy paper is under this printed paper. I then traced over the words so it would copy onto the board. (you know...just like old times when you would write a check and it copied)
See....I lift up the paper and the carbon paper and it copied! Now it is time to paint...That was scary for me, i really don't paint, haven't had much practice.
So here I am practicing...not very good but oh well, here goes...
Hey...not too bad! I love it! I was very impressed with out it turned out!
After painting the words I sanded over it so even if you have little mistakes it's okay.
I think it is a perfect addition to my living room.
I don't know where I'm going to hang it quite yet so there will be a follow up post with the hinges on it as well.
I will be linking up here:
I like it! I've been wanting to make a rustic sign like this for our house. I love the fonts you used too!ReplyDelete
Found you at Show Off Your Cottage Monday. Love your sign!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh! This is fantastic! Perfect start to a cottage theme for us... thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Darling! What a sweet keepsake. That would make a great wedding shower or housewarming gift. Very cute.ReplyDelete
P.S. I'm following your blog Now... I hope you'll stop by and say hi. :)
I LOVE it - and want one too! Great job! :DReplyDelete