Wednesday, July 18, 2012

"B" is for Baby Stats

Paint: baby stats wall art

Handpainted baby announcement stats made into wall art for this new baby girl:

Painted on 3/4" plywood and framed with 7/8" flat molding:

Here's how I painted the baby stats wall art:

1. Cut 3/4" plywood 10" x 10".
Using MS Word print out letters, I used Gloucester MT Extra Condensed font at 100-150 point:

2. Prime and paint plywood.
Layout words and using ballpoint pen trace letters with heavy pressure:

3. Paint on and inside indent left behind my pen using white acrylic:

4. Add dot detail with end of paintbrush:

5. Stain 45" of 7/8" flat molding with Minwax Early American.
Cut molding to fit one side - should be 10":

6. Attach molding using wood glue and #18 5/8" finish nails:
Keep molding flush with back edge of plywood.

7. Seal with Minwax clear semi-gloss:

The molding creates a finished edge peeking out slightly above the main plywood piece, a great frame option.

I'm linking up to:

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


  1. B is for brilliant!!!! How cute is that. A baby stats subway art sign. I think I may have to "borrow" your idea for grandbaby number 3!

  2. This is so darn cute! I thought from just looking at the thumbnail pic that you were going to show us how to set all that type on a computer...your have mad painting skills to be able to "color inside the lines" so well. Thanks for sharing your "how to"s with us. I saw your post over at "Sunday Showcase".