August 8, 2012

Salvaged Wood ‘EAT’ Sign Tutorial

Salvaged Wood EAT Sign by Poofy Cheeks

Our living room was in need of a focal point/statement piece. Last weekend I was on a creative painting kick and brainstormed up this lovely little sign using more of the wood from the bookshelf I used to make the boys’ ABC bedroom decor.

Salvaged Wood EAT Sign by Poofy Cheeks

Salvaged Wood EAT Sign by Poofy Cheeks

I laid out the wood the way I wanted it and then flipped it over with the right sides facing down. I nailed the cross pieces into the four boards and made sure that they were straight so that I could use them to hang it when I wad done.

Salvaged Wood EAT Sign by Poofy Cheeks

To protect the wood from getting paint on it where I wanted to the letters to be I taped them off with blue painter’s tape.

Salvaged Wood EAT Sign by Poofy Cheeks

I pulled out my trusty Martha Stewart paint in my favorite aqua blue color and got to work using a cheapy foam brush that came with a pack of brushes I bought for the boys. I didn’t want to use a good paint brush because the point was for this sign to look rustic. The foam brush was perfect because it didn’t get into every crack and crevice. I even let the boys help because there was no way to really mess this up.

Salvaged Wood EAT Sign by Poofy Cheeks

Salvaged Wood EAT Sign by Poofy Cheeks

Salvaged Wood EAT Sign by Poofy Cheeks

Don’t mind the mess of color crayons – the boys were staying occupied inside on a super hot day!

Salvaged Wood EAT Sign by Poofy Cheeks

The sign was just what my dining room needed – a pop of color with a rustic touch! Now to find some window coverings for the dining room….

Enjoy,

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