Thrifted. Repurposed. Painted. Stencilled. Displayed.
Quick project (except I had to go to Michaels for the stencil) plus search (in the back yard shed) for a piece of wood. The carol singers and kitten (both thrifted) joined in for the vignette.
The 'board' was part of my thrifted finds LAST November. Took awhile to decide what to do with that board. Painted it with two coats of CeCe Caldwell Simply White. When dry I lightly sanded some of the edges. Stencilled with CeCe Caldwell Beckley Coal plus a stencilling brush.
Less paint is better when stencilling. Have a cloth handy to dab off any extra paint. The brush will be 'almost' dry when it is ready to use.
I held this stencil in place for each line I used for my 'new sign'. Eyes on the work, hand steady. Lift the stencil carefully, no dragging. Let the paint dry before adding the next line (I was choosing some of the words, not all).
One thing I learned this time when stencilling is to MASK out the areas where you do NOT want your black paint to show (this includes the edges). A quick fix is to use a damp Q-Tip to remove paint that is in the wrong area, this has to be done right away.
DH added a eyelet hook to the back.
I used Photo Collage to edit the above photo and PicMonkey for all the other photos.
I waxed the sign (back and front) when finished with Annie Sloan Soft Wax/waxing brush and polished the sign with a clean soft cloth.
Before and After
If you are a frequent reader
you know I have a great deal of FUN stencilling.
piece of board
CeCe Caldwell Simply White Clay-Chalk paint and a brush
Annie Sloan Soft Wax/waxing brush
stencil from Michaels
blue masking tape
CeCe Caldwell Beckley Coal
clean soft cloth
clean soft cloth
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