My brother’s kitchen is going to rock. I made him two more beer signs. These ones are painted, but I’m only blogging about one of them. The other one? It sucks. It was looking good, but I just kept playing with it…whoops. I just started a new one to replace that one, so I’ll finish that story later.
So, originally when I decided that I wanted to make something for Cody’s kitchen I searched the internet high and low for ideas. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do (or what my superbly picky brother would like). I found subway art and fell in love. I eventually decided to make it out of beer words (and later made one with beer brands), but was waltzing around the idea of quotes about beer/alcohol. I had emailed a bunch of quotes that I found (Yay Google!) to my family to look over. Cody decided that he was pretty stoked about two of them. So I went ahead and made them into signs!
Our workshop is full of a bunch of scrap wood, and I thought this would be a great way
to get rid of it upcycle it! I headed off to Hobby Lobby where I bought light gray and off white paint (And some crackle paint which I will complain about in a future post.) and some nice brushes. I spent less than $15 and will be able to use this stuff again and again! I found a nice sized piece of wood and painted it black with some paint we already had lying around. Yay free! Once the paint dried I just went ahead and painted on the quote freehand. I was positive that I needed a stencil, but I couldn’t find anything that I liked. I just sucked it up and gave it a try. I think it turned out pretty darned great!
At first I liked it, but it was still a little plain. I took a bit of the light gray and added some color around the edge. Then I sanded up some distressing action along the sides and rounded the corners. Then I added a bit of gray into some of the lettering…and Voila!! Honestly, I can’t really give you a step by step tutorial because I hardcore winged it… but I wanted to blog about it anyways. ;)
I’m linked up at It’s A Keeper, too!