Here are the same signs, with a little of my favorite thing - paint! - and some help from stencils!
|Most thrift stores have all of their christmas items at least half off now. It's a great time to scarf up stuff for repurposing! I bought these for 50 cents each, with no intention of leaving them with their cheerful themes. Not that I was going to make them depressing.. :)|
|A little tip when stenciling words. Start with the middle and work your way out! That way you have less of a chance of being off centered. Unless of course you're like a few firstborns that I know and have it all carefully measured out, drawn on with pencil FIRST, and know right down to the "i" dot how it'll look before you start. Middle children like me just guess, cross our fingers, and if it's a little off centered, add a graphic to fill in the extra space. :)|
|Since the wood was painted a light color underneath my coat of light gray chalk paint (homemade of course), distressing it with the usual sanding method didn't work. So with the extra dark gray paint on my stencil brush, I just brushed along the corners and edges, smearing it a little with my finger tip until I got the right look. Easy peasy! That's what we're all about on the Korner!|