I've had some fun with sign making lately, and I thought I'd write a post showing you how to do it. (There's a full video on it below also!)
A friend of mine salvaged this console table - it's wood planks with a metal edge. I just couldn't figure out how to make it into a table again, so it's now a "BAKERY" sign hanging in my kitchen!
Another friend has this super cool vinyl machine, and can make anything with a few clicks of a mouse (of course on my end it seems that simple). I had her make this vinyl stencil in a custom size to fit the table top.
Then you stick it on, and paint it! I painted two coats of Antique White Milk Paint all over the stencil.
Because I was super impatient to see the result, I used my heat gun in between coats to dry the paint quickly. **This is a great tool to have for when you just can't stand to watch the paint dry**
Then I just started peeling back the vinyl. I was super impressed with how clean the lines were. The fact that this is a sticker and not just a plastic stencil was super helpful to keeping those lines nice and crisp.
I used a razor blade to get the little middle pieces up.
Then I distressed it just a bit to give it an aged look.
LOVE it! A quick and easy project. I bet you have a cool friend like I do with one of these vinyl machines, but if not - I'll share the info for mine!
I went live on Facebook showing you how to do this too - I did it again with an old ironing board. And because when you go live anything can happen, there's a little helper that appears and I blew the fuse in my basement with all the lights. HA! But we made it.
I attached some hooks to this, and here's my finished sign! These examples just go to show you can make a sign out of just about anything and a vinyl stencil!