So I was shopping the other day when I came upon this cool sign that would be perfect for my Outdoor Bar/Potting Bench. I was so excited until I flipped it over and saw the price tag. Ah No! So I did what every determined DIYer does, I pulled out my phone and snapped a picture!
I gave it a light sand to clean it up a bit from having been sitting outside for over a year.
Drilled a couple of holes for the hanger and gave it a couple of coats of chalk paint in Old White.
I had these vinyl letters leftover from my Welcome Sign project. Dang, I was short one "small o" and two "capital G's". Determined this sign was going to cost me zero...noth'n...zilch...I turned a capital O into a small o and made due with small g's. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!
Yeah I know the small g's should be lower but I decided nah, not on my sign! Next I applied a couple coats of watered down red paint leftover from the outdoor bar/potting bench build. I let it dry until it was no longer tacky to the touch and with a craft knife carefully removed the vinyl letters.
I wanted this sign to look aged and worn so I was thrilled when some of the letters didn't transfer perfectly and bled a bit. I then sanded over the entire sign to wear off some of the red paint. Next I applied a coat of poly followed by some Dark soft wax getting into the cracks and wiping away the excess. I followed that up with another coat of poly. Last but not least I strung some twine through the holes and she was ready to hang.
So which one would you choose?