Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"P" is for Pinterest

Paint: Pinterest inspired handpainted sign


Inspired by this pin:


I found similar fonts and changed the colors to make this version:


I'm not one for inspirational quotes but this one truly struck a chord with me.





Here's how I made the sign:

1. Cut 3/4" plywood (20" x 30"), paint Annie Sloan old ochre.
Print out words and layout to fit space.

Fonts used:

good & best: Bordeaux Roman Bold
things come & but: The Only Exception
to those who & the: Rockwell


2. Using a ballpoint pen trace the letters to create indent in wood:


3. Paint on and inside the indent:


4. Work in sections and layer up the paint colors as you go:


5. All painted and ready for sanding:


6. After distressing apply Minwax Early American stain:


7. Seal with clear satin poly:


8. Predrill holes in back for hanging:


9. Screw in eye hooks and wrap wire around:


Hang and enjoy:



Even my kids can read this one, a good little reminder as we walk out the door every day.


 I'm linking up to:

The Pinterest Challenge @ Centsational Girl

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming

7 comments:

April said...

I love it!

KCoake said...

Wow! That looks great and as though it takes a steady hand and lots of patience. Way to Go!

Rhonda said...

Love how your sign turned out - I want to do this with a printable I pinned long ago! Thanks for the inspiration~

Visiting from 36th Ave...

Rhonda @ home.made.

keri @ shaken together said...

This is an amazing sign ... love the hand painted quality!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Beautiful Jaime - your sign looks great!

Finding Home said...

Love it and I pinned it! Take care, Laura

Kitty Ward said...

Great tutorial! I have used this method with good results. I have a tip to pass on, if I may. Put carbon paper under your print out, and you don't have to press as hard, and it makes a clear outline to paint on. :)