"EXCEPT THE LORD BUILD THE HOUSE, THEY LABOR IN VAIN THAT BUILD IT"......Ps.127:1a

Monday, March 25, 2013

An Encouraging Sign

I love having scripture around the house to encourage me in my daily walk with the Lord.
I wanted to make an antique, rustic sign for my house.
Choosing the perfect wood is key to making a rustic sign.
I took a pallet board, cut it in half and glued them together.
I painted it white, making sure to just dry brush it near the edges.
I printed off the words from my computer and transferred the lettering using the charcoal method.
I painted the letters using a paint marker.
I finished just in time--I ran out of coffee =)
I let it set for 36 hours before I sanded the lettering to make it look distressed.
I really wanted the paint to stay white while using stain to antique the sign.  I knew that if I stained the whole thing, it would turn the white into to tan.
So I just dry brushed some dark walnut stain on the edges.

I love all the imperfections.
To finish it, I put a coat of clear wax over it.
Perfect!!!
....so meaning filled!

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11 comments:

  1. Perfect indeed! This is a great reminder.. I could use it too ;) Thanks for sharing your great project! -Tammy

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  2. You need to do these for your craft sale. All that you do is very creative & wonderful!! :)

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  3. Very pretty. I gotta look up the charcoal method! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  4. Your sign and the message are both wonderful. I have been seeing so many sign ideas - I think I need to try one.

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  5. Stunning.....Dawn is sooo right....I'd scoop them up!

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  7. This is beautiful! What is the charcoal method though?

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    1. Using a charcoal pencil go over the back side of the lettering, then flip it over and when you trace the outside of the letters onto the board the charcoal bleeds through.

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  8. Love your blog........ I too need Scripture each day. Love our Lord!
    Blessings
    Eileen

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  9. do you sell this with this Phil 4:13 on it ,,,,my favorite scripture of all

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