Last week I went junking looking for something to make a couple of new lamps out of. I was unlucky in that search, but I did find a few other finds....
I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this the minute I saw it. It's a generous 30" tall X 20" wide and it would be perfect for a Christmas sign I'd been wanting to make.
I cleaned it up really well
removed all of the horizontal
and vertical wood slats that held the samples in place.
I sanded it until most of the finish was off
Then painted it with my latex wall paint in " Antique White", leaving all the outside edges unpainted
Let it dry overnight
While it was drying I found an image on the computer that I wanted to use, took it to FedEx and had them print one to the size I needed. It cost $2.16 to do this
I found the center on the board and my piece of paper and aligned the sign up and taped it to the board
My board was now complete and I just needed to paint it.
You can use permanent markers, paint pens, or brushes to paint your image. I used a thin permanent black marker to outline everything then used a small paint brush and craft paints to fill it in.
The colors I use in my Christmas decor, along with the green garlands and trees, are creams, silver, and gold. So that's the color I used in my signage......with a bit of red in the holly berries.
Total price........since the sign alone averaged out to be $5.00 and I had all the supplies already, and just had to buy the larger copy, the total was $7.16
Voilà.....your sign is done!