A West Elm inspired Merry Christmas sign:
I borrowed the idea straight from the West Elm Holiday 2011 catalog:
Every page has beautiful lettering done in chalk and the combination of fonts and layout are amazing.
A kind reader informed me the artist behind the chalk drawings is Dana Tanamachi.
She has a beautiful website full of more inspiration and even a video clip of her at work, definitely worth a visit.
Here's how I made the sign:
1. Paint 3/4" plywood board 2 coats Behr Tile Red.
Print out lettering to fit.
(MERRY font is: Copperplate Light 250 pt)
(CHRISTMAS font is: Edwardian Script ITC 600 pt)
2. Trace the lettering with a ballpoint pen to leave an indent in the wood.
Paint in and on the indent:
3. Sand with 220 grit to distress:
4. Seal with satin poly.
Add wood frame using 7/8" lattice wood, stained with Minwax Ipswich Pine:
Detail of lettering:
My friend Cara actually bought the sign this weekend.
Hope she found a good spot in her home for this fun sign.
I'm linking up to:
Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic