Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hand-painted Wooden Name Sign [Tutorial]


My cousin-in-law did an awesome project on her blog (Mine for the making) and I wanted to try to duplicate it! I didn’t make it exactly how she made it but I attempted  it!!!!

What I did first was had my husband cut the wood to what I wanted it to be. I then painted it white. I did 2 coats on the wood:

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I then took the brown paint and put it on one of the rags and smeared it all over the boards. I used the sandpaper to make it look more faded.
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I then used the cricut and cut out all the letters and placed them on the boards. I used three coats of Mod Podge to make sure the letters were securely on the boards.

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My husband needed to cut the wood a little bit more for me and then he hung it above our front door!
Finished product:
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I think it came out pretty cute!!

Materials/Cost:
- wood = $4
(My husband cut it to the length that I wanted it to be. It all depends on what you are looking for.)
-white paint (free I had it)
-brown paint (free I had it)
-paint brush (free I had it)
-sandpaper (free I had it)
-Rag (i used the box of rags  which I had
-Mod Podge (free I had it)
- Black vinyl...$10 (at Michael's )
-Cricut...borrowed from friends = free

Total cost $14

Thank you again my dear cousin-in-law your ideas are fabulous!!

xo

6 comments:

Kara said...

Ok your sign turned out FABULOUS!!!! Seriously...I love it and want to make one I can put above my door now! Love the new name and the new design. Looks great!

xoxo
Kara

Donene said...

What a very cute idea! I love the sign and it looks great over your door. Thanks for your nice comments!

Kristi Flanagan said...

Love this! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I'm off to explore yours!

Hugs

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

Kara said...

Here's the link for buttons :)

http://mandysyellowcorner.blogspot.com/2010/09/diy-blog-makeover-create-your-button.html

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