Good morning! Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all those who serve, have served or have given their life for our freedom. You are appreciated!
I have had this sign for several years and it was definitely showing its age. The colors were faded and the paint just looked awful, but I love this saying! So I decided to redo it.
I decided to use my favorite summer colors: apple green, oasis blue and orange. I gave the wood a little bit of sanding and then spray painted the board with Rustoleum Apple Green.
Once it was dry, I taped a piece of newspaper on the middle of the board. I curved the edges to give it a softer look. Once the newspaper was secure, I spray painted Rustoleum Oasis Blue over the whole thing.
Here’s what it looked like after removing the paper.
I looked through the different fonts on my computer and choose the ones I wanted and then printed them out.
Once the papers were cut, I scribbled pencil over the back of each piece. I had to press down fairly hard in order for it to show up on the board.
I placed the papers where I wanted them on the board and then traced over the letters with my pencil, pressing down hard until I could see the letters.
I used a thin paintbrush and orange acrylic paint to paint over the pencil marks.
Once everything was dry, I lightly sanded over the whole board to give it a worn look. Finally, I was able to take it out to my patio and display it on my potting table.
The colors are perfect!
I’m looking forward to some lazy summer days!
Thank you so much for coming by today! I would love for you to leave a comment and to chat with you! Have a great week!
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