So I saw this painted sign on Pintrest, that I thought was funny, and followed the link and it took me to Etsy. I liked it so much I decided I needed one for my laundry room, but I wanted to paint one, so I did it myself!
Now I'm not real good at free hand with lettering, so I found another pin with a tutorial on painting letters on wood, easily. I can thank Jaime over at "That's My Letter" for her tutorial. And I got my idea for the wording here on Mackly Wooden Gifts. They have other painted signs as well, very reasonable priced, I might add!
Oh btw I changed up the last line on my sign, to suit myself, just thought I'd add that in there! :))
I also changed the tutorial a little because the wood I used must have been especially hard as you couldn't see the indent from the pen. So basically you could use this method on just about anything! When I was in grade school, I did this to copy pictures that I wanted to trace. ;)
I used a scrap piece of Luan that my hubby had out in the garage. I had him drill a couple holes, and I was ready to go!
|Pretty piece of Luan|
I painted the wood with white, I liked the wood look but thought it would stand out better with a white background. I used a white latex paint.
I found a font I liked, and printed out the wording on paper, and cut the words out.
I used a font called "Ravie" with the font size being 80.
(This next step is where I changed it up, because the Luan (board) was to hard to take the indention of the pen, to trace the words straight onto the wood)
I flipped the words over and traced the outline with pencil (make sure its pretty dark or you'll have to do this step again)
I arranged them on the board, how I wanted them.
Then lightly tape them so they don't move. Be careful not to peal your white paint off when removing tape!!
Then I carefully re-traced them, on the "right" side. I used a pen to trace it with.
Continue until you have finished all the wording
Just a tip...I had a piece of paper covering the penciled words below where I was painting so as to not smudge the pencil outline all over my white.
I put on the finishing touches, then a Satin Clear Coat. And a white nylon rope. All done!
Hung up on the laundry room wall. :)
Happy Painting! ;•)