{31 days} a handpainted sign

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~secondhand and created~

I had old boards that the previous owners of our home used for a floor in a makeshift greenhouse. They had been sitting around for almost 5 years and I decided to do something other than use them for firewood.

I didn’t take photos for a tutorial, but here are the basics:

  • found a font I liked
  • printed it the size that would work (trial and error here)
  • traced over the edges with a ballpoint pen that left an indentation in the wood
  • penciled in the indentation
  • painted inside the lines

I’ll need to put another coat on the paint, but I was anxious to get it up on the fence. I just screwed the boards into the fence.

This is what I call “the best seat in the house”. It’s where I sit and share my coffee with Odyssey or watch the kids play (if I am not playing with them).

We have lots of campfires…on outdoor movie nights, just to have smores, or to enjoy and evening with friends and neighbors.

You could do the same thing with different words and any size piece of wood and use it in your home or in your outdoor space.

home is…{31 days} a secondhand and created sign.

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11 thoughts on “{31 days} a handpainted sign

  1. Kimm at Reinvented says:

    Oh my goodness, I LVOE this sign! Love the colorful paint you chose, and it’s perfect for the sitting area. One thing I learned recently that you might find helpful: 72 font size is 1 inch. So you can multiply that by the number of inches tall you want your letter to be. 🙂

  2. Kim says:

    OH goodness – I love this. I’m seriously gonna have to make one…gotta go find some wood lying around because new stuff would just *not work*

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