Happy Tuesday Friends!
Today I am sharing a few mid-summer updates that I have been adding to my hallway, like these 2 trendy wood signs that I made.
Last week, my husbands parents came for a visit and we did some shopping. At one of the places we went, I saw some adorable hand painted signs that I thought would be oh-so cute in the house. When I was looking at them, my husband said “You could save $50 and just make those” and he was right, I could. So I didn’t buy them, and when we got home I ran out to the garage to see what size scrap wood we had that I could use.
Luckily, I found a few good sizes and I already had stain and paint, so I was ready to roll!
Here is the inspiration piece that I saw at the store,
I didn’t have one solid piece of wood that size, so I glued 3 boards together for the arrow and I had one piece that was the perfect size for the deer head silhouette they had that I also decided to make.
For the arrow sign, I used tape to create my shape then painted over it with a white chalk paint. I didn’t want to copy the inspiration sign exactly, so I changed the color of paint to white.
Once the paint over the stain dried, it took on a grey color that I liked, so I only did one layer, Then I gently peeled up the tape to reveal the arrow.
For the deer head silhouette,
I printed a “stencil” the size that I needed from google images. I cut it out, laid it on the wood, and then carefully painted over it.
Once the paint was dry, I just lifted it off.
ThenI used an exact-o knife, sandpaper and extra stain to go over them both and correct any flaws.
Finally, I finished them both with a layer of clear wax. I don’t think this step is actually necessary, it’s just a habit of working with chalk paint.
(you could use any kind of paint & skip the wax)
And here they are…
My free new trendy wall art. Not perfect, but pretty good for my first attempt. And did I mention that they were FREE!?
What do y’all think? Would you make these?
I’ll be sharing a few more updates to this hallway soon!
Have a great day!
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