Alrighty then...I suppose I should build a bridge and get over it. Can't control it and I certainly can't change it. In yesterday's post I revealed a LAUGH sign as part of my DIY wall decor so here is how I did it.
I started with a cabinet drawer door:
approximately 15" long by 6" tall
I painted the center with a blue mixture that I made by adding all kinds of whatever colors I had. Very professionally done! =)
I used Burnt Umber craft paint and dry brushed over the blue. And added a few brush strokes to the wood as well.
I created LAUGH and cut it in brown vinyl using my Silhouette. Since I was using LAUGH as a stencil, I also cut LIVE and LOVE to go vertically on each end piece. I had planned to use those words in vinyl form to create some texture. But I decided not to use them in the end. They can always be added.
I transferred laugh using transfer tape. I "eye"balled the placement. I usually am a stickler on measure, measure, measure but I didn't this time. Sometimes ya just know. ;)
I used a warm damp rag and rubbed it across the transfer tape. This helps release the transfer tape. I removed the transfer tape. And added a light coat of SW's Divine White. I then peeled the vinyl lettering off.
See the blue with subtle streaks of brown??
I lightly sanded it and had intended to "stain" it using a mixture of Burnt Umber and water. That didn't work so well. When I went to rub it off...it took the DW paint with it. :( Oh well. Improvise right?? So I got out some Minwax Bombay Mahogany stain and wiped it on and off. I'm not so sure I like how it turned out though. It can always be sanded and re-painted! =)
And here is how it turned out:
Still not real sure I like the outer part, wood color and all. But it will work for now!
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