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


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

  2. 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.

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

  4. Beautiful Jaime - your sign looks great!

  5. Love it and I pinned it! Take care, Laura

  6. 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. :)