I’ve had this wooden painted sign for years that I found at Michael’s but it had some painted mural on it that I didn’t care for. It was in the clearance section and even thought it was ugly, it was wood and came with a rusty ornate metal design on the bottom.
When we first moved in, I painted it blue and hand painted Est. 2009 on it for when we bought our house.
I always wanted to redo it when I got my Silhouette Cameo so I finally got around to doing it the way I envisioned.
Here is the sign before. It hangs above the front door in our foyer.
I wasn’t into the blue anymore. I just took off the rusty metal thing and got to painting it.
I painted it with French Linen (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint).
You can paint over any thrift store sign or a new wooden one from a craft store.
- painted wooden sign
- Silhouette Cameo
- adhesive vinyl
- weeding tool
- transfer paper
- Mod Podge or white glue
- black craft paint
- foam brush
- I used my Silhouette Cameo to print and cut out ‘Est. 2009’ in adhesive vinyl. Once it was cut out, I weeded away the areas that I wanted to be painted. (The adhesive vinyl I used was white, the backing is blue.)
2. Then I transferred it over onto transfer paper.
3. (#1 image photo)I pulled away the backing,
(#2) pressed down on the sign and peeled away the transfer paper.
(#3) Then coated the area to paint with Mod Podge first to ensure it doesn’t bleed underneath.
(#4) Paint over stencilled area.
5) I peeled away the stencil carefully when it was still wet.
I love the difference it makes in my neutral foyer.
I hope you find a great sign to paint for your home!
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