Eggs-Butter-Milk Sign


 When I'm at Home Depot I always like to look at their wood that is 85% off.
One day I found a piece of wood that was the perfect length for a sign.
When I went to check out it, the wood hadn't been priced so the cashier gave it to me for free.
 Score!
The wood was in VERY rough shape, but I decided to try and make that work with my project.
I would make a sign that said "eggs-butter-milk" that looked like you found it by the side of a country road for a little farm stand.
I painted the sign using pure white chalk paint, but purposely left some of the wood showing.
I then stenciled on my letters using duck egg blue chalk paint.
It looked a little too sloppy at this point. (stenciling is not a strong suit of mine)



I then used a small brush to clean up the letters a bit and then lined them using gray acrylic paint.



Finally I used Annie Sloan clear wax on the whole sign.
I then used the A.S. dark wax just around the edges, really rubbing it into the raw wood.
I wanted the sign to have a slightly dirty look to it.
Just like you would find on a sign that's been left outside.



Here is the completed sign.
Unfortunately my letters aren't spaced perfectly, but hopefully that just adds to its charm. ;)
It is hanging above the sliding glass doors in my breakfast room.
(and now I notice it is hanging crooked)


Finally a lil' sneak peak of the breakfast room.
I took more photos and will show them to you in another post.

I'm joining: Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

22 comments:

  1. This is just lovely .......wonderful colors.
    Kari

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  2. Your sign turned out great! I have been wanting to try making one of these myself. I love the colors you used too! Great project!

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  3. Lisa what a cute sign, I love it and I also love your burlap light shade!

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  4. Terrific! I love this!! I am also working on some signs at my place as uplifting affirmations.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Love that lamp shade too... :)

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  5. What a great job. I know I spotted an old piece of wood in the garage that my hubby won't notice is missing. I see a sign in my future.

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  6. Lisa
    What a beautiful job you did on this sign It is a perfect fit for your room. Have a wonderful week

    xo
    Kate

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  7. Great job Lisa. I think the desired effect has been met. I looks vintage to me.

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  8. So cute! Looks perfect to me! Great idea about tracing the letters with a darker color. Can't wait to see the rest of the room. Liking the blue chairs.

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  9. This looks so great!!It really adds a lot to the wall. You did a wonderful job on it!

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  10. Great job! I used to have a sign above my doors as well - the perfect spot to add some personality. I'm spying some pretty robin's egg chairs....

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  11. Love your sign Lisa and I love your burlap shade!

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  12. Love Love Love the sign!! Wish I could have a bit of that creative insight you have:)

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  13. Love your sign...beautiful and unique!

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  14. Your sign is wonderful. The fact that the letters arent't perfectly spaced makes it look vintage!!
    Mary Alice

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  15. LOVE your sign!!! Great job and the colors are perfect!

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  16. This is wonderful! I love this!! You are so talented!

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  17. I love your sign.

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  18. Amazing, photos make me smile :)
    Greetings from Poland ✿ܓ
    Magdalena

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  19. great sign! Your breakfast room looks so bright and pretty =)

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  20. I love this sign -- such a great idea and fun that you can use this in any room depending on the words you choose. Pinning this!

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