Hello 70 degree weather! Another gorgeous day here in Jersey…love seeing the sun out, especially after this very cold winter. Is it just me, or do you wake up differently when the sun is out? I feel ready to go when that sun is peaking through my blinds. Unfortunately, in about two and a half hours I will be in work missing out on this day, but enjoying it while I can. One of my favorite sunny spots in my house is my Kitchen. Not only is it bright from the sun, but with my white cabinets it creates an even more cheerful space. Here is a post on my kitchen I did last year.
One of my favorite new projects that brightened up this cottage/farmhouse style kitchen is my “EAT” sign. I shared about a month ago a sneak peak at my sign on my post 5 Ways to add DIY Decor to your Wall. Such an easy project that cost me ZERO dollars!!! Every material I needed for this project I had sitting in my garage…I knew the hubby would be happy about that : )
Annie Sloan Dark Wax (I know I use this on everything)
I don’t know about you, but being a DIYer we have so much scrap wood sitting in our garage. Days that I get that itch to create but no money to spend, I usually scramble through all the “extra” materials in our garage to find something to spark my creativity. Well, in this case I had the perfect flat thin piece of wood (not even sure what project this came from) and decided to paint it white and make a sign to fill this big empty wall in my Kitchen that of course needed a vintage “EAT” sign. Once the paint was dry I created stencils using my paper and drawing out letters. Unfortunately, my printer did not work with my new computer so I could not depend on printing out letters. I would definitely recommend that for a more accurate letter. Luckily, mine turned out pretty good, but I would have preferred printing them still.
I cut my letter out taped the stencil to my board and painted the cut-out black. Once everything is dry remove stencil and sand around wavy edges. To achieve a boarder I used painters tape and painted the edge black as well to match. Lastly, remove tape and lightly go over sign with dark wax to achieve a more “vintage” feel. Don’t be afraid to bang up the board a bit with a hammer and nails to achieve that thrifty find.
So simple to create and being that it cost nothing, I love how perfect it finishes the blank wall in my farm-house kitchen.
Have a great Day everyone I am so glad you stopped by!
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Angela @ Simply Beautiful By Angela says
It definitely finishes that wall off nicely! I love working with my garage scrap wood too, it’s the most rewarding feeing, isn’t it? 🙂
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Thanks Angela! Love me my scrap wood…I feel like I love shopping my garage.
I am looking for things to decorate my kitchen and this looks like a safe bet! Thanks so much for sharing!
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That’s great! Yes so easy an cheap it can be changed at any time.
Nikki Frank-Hamilton says
Love this! It looks great in your kitchen, it is perfect. I am going to pin this for future use, I don’t want to forget it. It is so cool!
Thank so much Nikki…so glad you pinned it!
Lynn @ Riggstown Road says
Oooh I love it! What kind of paper do you use to make stencils?
I usually use sketch paper, but I have used card stock as well and that works really nicely.
Deb, another awesome project from you, I love it! And I agree, it is great to see the sun again! 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at Pin-Worthy Wednesday!
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Thanks so much Roxanne : ) My fellow Jersey girl!
Olivia @ Rustic Owl Treasures says
Love how the sign came out! going to have to make one.
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Thanks so much Olivia! I love how easy it was too
Meredith @ The Palette Muse says
See? THIS is why I can never get rid of anything! You never know when you’ll need a scrap of something to turn inspiration into reality. This is so pretty and simple and looks great with the rest of the space!
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Thank you Meredith! Yes, agree I need a pile of scrap wood in my garage…for these specific projects.
Love, love, love this!!! Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks so much Cheryl!
The finish you did on the sign looks fantastic – great work! Thanks for sharing it at the Pretty Preppy Party this month. xx, b @ being-blanca.com
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Thanks so much Bianca : )
That really turned out great! I love when a project comes together just using things already on hand. Just wanted to stop by and let you know that I’ll be including your post on My Favorite Things weekend roundup tomorrow! Have a wonderful weekend!
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Thanks Amanda! So grateful to be featured on your post…thanks again stop by again!
Christine | Where The Smiles Have Been says
This is just lovely! I can’t wait to do something like this in our kitchen….ahhhh, one more reason why I’m so excited to move later this year! I think this sign is simple yet stunning, and it makes the perfect little addition to your space. I’m also featuring it as one of my favorite picks at this week’s Merry Monday link party! Thanks so much for sharing it with us, and we hope to see you again this week! Great job! 🙂
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Thanks so much Christine! So excited to be featured and looking forward to another great link party!
Sarah Lusby says
LOVE this! Such a great idea 🙂
Thanks so much Sarah! So glad you stopped by
Just wondering – what kind of paint did you use? Wall paint? Spray paint? Acrylic? Thanks.
The white was “wall paint” and the letter were from an acrylic paint.