So, ya, I made another sign. It wasn’t for me though. A friend asked me if I could replicate some art she found on pinterest. I had her send it to me and decided I’d take a stab at it. Here is the original art she sent me:
It’s from a blog called My *PINK* Life.
Isn’t it such a pretty piece of art? Well, here’s how mine turned out. My friend chose teal paint for the lettering instead of black. She also changed the reference from “Song of Songs” to “Song of Solomon”.
I think it’s a pretty good replication if you ask me. We were both happy with it at least. My friend came over and helped me make it and we had so much fun. I taught her how to use power tools and she used a nail gun for the very first time. I love seeing that look on someone’s face the first time they try out a power tool and realize that they can do it. It’s so empowering.
We started out with a bunch of scrap pieces of wood that I had leftover from making some previous signs. I just attached them all together. Each board is a 1×4, and for this project we used 14 boards. This is the biggest piece of art I have ever made. (Here’s a complete tutorial for building a sign.)
Once the boards were assembled we primed it then painted it white (Alabaster by Sherwin Williams to be exact). After the paint was dry we took some brown paint, watered it down a ton, and then brushed it all along the edges. Rubbing dark stain around the edges with a rag would have worked as well.
I used my Silhouette to print up all the lettering. The font is called Scrptina and you can download it here for free. Once the vinyl was attached to the board we painted it with teal paint, then peeled it off to reveal a nice lettered sign.
And here it is in all it’s glory.
Here’s a quick close-up to show detail.
(I am not affiliated with Amiee Weaver. She doesn’t know who the heck I am. I just think her work is pretty.)