I received a lot of positive feedback about the “Love” I added to my little $5 estate sale table. I thought I would share with you how I did it.
There are a lot of ways to add words to a project with all the awesome cutting machines and fancy stencils circulating out there. When I wanted to add a little something extra to make my table complete, I knew I wanted to add a meaningful word. But I had to use what I had on hand which sadly, did not include awesome cutting machines or fancy stencils. I had a font in mind and knew I could never free hand it, so I transferred it old school style.
Print out your word/s in the font and size you want. I created mine through “paint.net” (a free down-loadable photo editor) using the font Edwardian Script.
You could save this step if you have carbon paper, but like I said, I had to use what I had on hand and carbon paper was not available. I turned my paper over and colored in the letters with a pencil.
Flip your paper over and center your word/s on your surface. Color over the words on the front in pencil.
Voila! Your beautiful letters have been transferred!
Paint. Easier said than done when you’re working with a font like this, but just take your time using a small thin paintbrush. Try to paint in long smooth strokes. Don’t worry if you go outside the lines. You can always make the letters a bit fatter to smooth those mistakes out or you can touch it up with the background paint color. I had to do quite a bit of touching up here.
I used acrylic paint for the letters.
The finished product is a bit more voluptuous than the original but it still turned out great.
I added another coat of clear wax to finish it off.
Want to see what else I made this way? Ok, I’ll show you
Isn’t she beautiful?
I saw this on Pinterest from My Cottage Charm and loved it. I knew I could make one of my very own!
I purchased the wooden oval from Walmart for around $6 and the iron plant hanger, I found at Home Depot for $9.95. I painted my sign antique white trimmed in gold and antiqued it using an antiquing gel. Then I sprayed it with matte spray sealant. To finish it off, I just added a cup hook at the top, which I had to bend a bit with pliers to get over the hook.
Now I’m going to bore you with close ups of the pictures I have on the shelf in the back ground. (Be glad I haven’t dragged you over for a full on slide show in my living room. Seriously, we still have a slide projector!)
This picture of my me and my husband was taken at the Grand Canyon by me! It was one of those hold-the-camera-out-and-try-to-look- natural kind of shots. Fantastic photo, right??
This is our house buried under snow two Christmases ago. It started snowing Christmas night and we woke up to several inches of snow. I framed it because I love the Christmas lights shining through and how the snow highlights the garland.
One more peek at Miss Gorgeous:
Ain’t she a beauty? I just love this! Something like this would be sweet hanging outside your kids’ rooms with their names on them.
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