I knew I wanted to make some kind of sign, so I needed to trim down one of the pallets. Being the good guy that he is, and so I wouldn’t cut off a finger...or my arm (he knows me that well), my husband cut the pallet in half and sanded it down for me. I hope that’s not cheating. I love it when he jumps right in with one of my projects...and secretly, I enjoy his company ;)
stalked searched the internet for different ideas and came across this fun sign by Holly at Life as a Thrifter:
I loved everything about her sign...especially the colors!
I decided to give it a try. An artist, I am not (shocking, I know). My little sun didn’t come close to looking like hers, but I decided it was perfectly imperfect! I used a mixture of acrylic paints I already had around the house.
Sorry for no pictures of the actual painting process. I was outside with two little girlies running around combined with my self-diagnosed ADD, so I kind of missed photographing that part.
I chose the words I wanted to paint over the sunshine and printed them in two different fonts. After the sun dried, I used another tip from Holly's post. To get the letters onto the wood for painting, trace over them with a Sharpie. The Sharpie bleeds through the paper and leaves the outline on the wood. It was an awesome tip and one I will definitely use again!
I painted over the letters in this pretty blue...and I had some help. Everyone needs an adorable assistant...or just cute company, right? She was actually working on her own masterpiece.
I love it. It’s bright and pretty and cheerful. The sign’s not bad either ;)
I think it’s pretty awesome that others share their work, so we can all be inspired to create our own little pieces of art.
Have a beautiful day!
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