Signs, Pottery Barn & Knock Offs...

Monday, September 12, 2011

I've been going a little crazy painting lately, but I can't seem to help myself.  I loved this sign when I first saw it in the PB magazine. 

But really at $100 I'm just to frugal to spend that kinda cash for wall art and I figured I could make it myself.  Here's how I did mine...

First I decided how wide I wanted my sign to be.  I used a 1x6 {cut to my desired length} and used two thin strips of wood to secure my cut 1x6's together.  {Sorry no picture of this part!}

Framed out my boards, dry brushed the inside white and the frame black.  Used painters tape to create a border and painted that black as well.

I removed my tape before it was completely dry and got this.

 Ready for letters...  I printed out my wording in Publisher, used Kinko's to get my desired size, colored {pencil} the back side of the copy then traced over with a pencil to transfer to the sign.  Then I filled in the letters with some black paint I had left over from another project.  After I let all that paint dry, I distressed and sealed it.  This is what I had after all that...

 This last picture gives you an idea how big it is.  This isn't going to be it's home but at least you can see that it is BIG & let me just tell you its HEAVY!  It's not exactly like my inspiration, but it's close. 

No styling to this picture...LOL  Forgive the fan & sewing machine, this is my workroom! I'd love to hear what you think.  
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