One of my friends and I are making signs to sell at our craft show in a few weeks. I love the simple, sleek look that the signs have. With the wood being from a 150 year old barn there isn't any need in making the paint anything fancy. The texture of the wood is simply amazing. I have done a few that are just the wood with stenciled writing on them, and this one is painted black with words on them.
I started by priming the wood and then I painted it black.
Once the wood was ALMOST dry, I took a paper towel and wiped the wood. It allowed some of the old paint on the wood to show through. Then I used a pencil and traced my letters on the black.
I painted the words and sanded the entire piece to get the aged feel.
You can see the difference here between the sanded portion and non-sanded portion. I definitely like the sanded portion better.
Here it is in my foyer. I think it adds something to the area. I sooo need to update the metal squares on the wall. Ugh... what to do??
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