Do you recall my little Pet Milk Co box that I recently picked up at a flea market?
I put it on top of my hutch.
I love these little boxes and I love the color and look of the old wood.
So, I had this idea last week that I would make a couple signs to go above the empty spots over my cabinets. I have seen so many creative bloggers do these great signs that I had to try for myself.
So I went to Lowe's and picked an 8' x 7" board, cut it in half,
found some brown paint that I used to paint the boy's room. (it was perfect, I couldn't believe my luck)
I then filled a little tupperware thingy with water, loaded my paint brush and then dipped it in the water so it was about the consistency of chocolate milk.
(don' drink though :) )
Then began painting my board until I achieved the right color that I was looking for. Using the paint in the water still allowed the grain of the wood to show through which is what I was hoping it would do!
I then took the best little black paint,
dipped a papertowel in it and rubbed lightly along the board to give it some depth and that 'aged' look.
I really liked how it turned out!
I knew what I wanted to put on one of the signs. We went to Cape Cod, MA for our honeymoon and we took the boat over to Nantucket. I instantly fell in love with that little island and all of its charm.
So, I went to my Microsoft Word, found a font that I liked an printed out some stencils.
Cut them out and transfered them on to the board.
I hand painted, or hand colored in between the lines, with again, my beautiful little sample bottle of Martha Stewart black paint.
I hung it that weird empty space above the cupboards and sink. It looks off center because of the way that the wall extends over the cabinets.
(sorry, not sure why the photo got so dark, not much light in my kitchen)
But, there you have it! It was really easy to do and you can sand it or beat it to make it look more worn, but for now I think I will keep it like this.
Total price for this?
Gotta love that!!
Now, what to put on the other sign????
I am linking up to the parties on my sidebar!!