This weather has been fantastic. I have been outside spray painting something every day this week. I LOVE IT!!! I promised I would do a mini tutorial for you, so here it is.
I have wanted an "Old sign" over my kitchen sink as a window treatment for a while now but have not been lucky enough to find one. So I set out to make one. V and Co. has a great tutorial HERE of how to recreate these signs. So starting with that info, I went ahead and tweaked it a little.
First thing, my sweet hubby brought home some old wood. After picking the perfect piece, I cut it to a size to fit the window. Mine measures about 9 1/2" X 50".
My wood was a really great old Grey color so I didn't want to mess with the color to much. I did dry brush some thin white paint over the front of the wood.
Then I cut my design out of vinyl using my Cricut Machine (I didn't get any pics of this process sorry, you gotta use your imagination).
Next, using the NEGATIVE part of your image, decide on your placement and adhere the vinyl to the front of the wood.
Next, using the vinyl as a stencil, I brushed on a dark brown for the wording (I used a metallic vinyl which is why there is such a bad glare in the photo)
'the house of chocolate' hee hee Love it! It makes me smile every time I go in there.