Friday, November 25, 2011

"M" is for Merry

Merry Christmas painted sign.

Is it too early?  Never.

Thanksgiving was yesterday so we're in the clear.

Here's how I made the sign:

1. Use reclaimed wood, this piece is tongue and groove paneling (7 1/4"h x 74"l).
Prime and paint two coats Behr Tile Red.
Print out letters to fit.
Lay out letters and trace using ballpoint pen:

2. Pressure of ballpoint pen will leave an indent in the wood:

3. Paint espresso brown on and inside the indent:

4. Then paint thin layer of black and highlight letters with off white:

5. Sand to distress with 120grit:

6. Stain with Minwax special walnut:

7. Seal with clear satin poly.
Add two sawtooth hangers on back.

This sign is a special order for Colleen, makes me want to get out my decorations!

Maybe not yet.

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
Handmade Holiday @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework


  1. This sign is really cute and looks so professional. Your tutorials are so detailed too. Thank you.

  2. another awesome job jaime! : )

  3. Love your signs, Jaime! You're just awesome at this! :)

    xoxo laurie

  4. Looks great! I'd love to have you come share this at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at

  5. I love this! I made a fall sign like this. I need to make a Christmas sign.

  6. This is so cute! I love it. I love that it looks old. I'm a new follower! I hope you'll follow me back but no pressure.

  7. So pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! (and red during the holidays!)

  8. this is so great. i love it. SO talented.
    love your blog.
    thanks for sharing :)
    i'd love for you to stop by my blog if you are interested. i have a big giveaway going on now!
    {love} lauryn @