Hello everyone! I am Sarah from Little Red Brick House and I’m so thrilled to be back here at Made to Be a Momma sharing another fun DIY! Around our house we’re still recovering from the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving. There was so much good cooking, baking, shopping and decorating. Thank goodness for the 4 day weekend! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday, too!
I am equal parts excited and stressed that Christmas is now less than a month away (eeek!). One thing I do love about Christmas is decorating. I’m even more excited to be decorating this year since we’re in our first house. I whipped up a fun sign for the front porch and I would love to share it with you today! It was relatively simple to create and I absolutely love the pop from the red letters!
First, I grabbed a 6 ft. 1×12 wood board from my scrap wood pile. You can pick one of these up at your local hardware store if you don’t have a stash of scrap wood like me.
Then I stained it in my favorite shade of stain, Dark Walnut from Rustoleum.
After the stain dried I painted over it with some white paint. I let that dry and distressed the edges and a few random areas with my sander to give it that rustic, old timey look.
The tricky part was figuring out how to get the letters onto the board. I ended up printing out each letter individually onto a piece of paper. The font I used is Adobe Garamond.
On the backside of the paper, I scribbled over the outline of the letters with a pencil. Holding it up to the window made it easier to see the letter through the paper.
Then I flipped over the printout, placed it on my board and traced over the outline of the letters. The scribbled pencil on the back of the paper transferred onto the board.
I used the outline of the letters as my guide and filled them in with DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Paint in the color Romance.
Thank you so much for having me! I won’t see you again until after the holidays, so I’d like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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