I have always loved the personalized signs that I see in catalogs and on other blogs. I have been wanting to make ours for a while. I bought an old cabinet door at the Re Store a while back that I thought would be perfect for the task. It sat and sat but I finally got around to making it last week. I just love how it turned out and it was really easy to do!! Here is a before shot:
Then I removed the hardware and painted a base coat of ivory with craft paint.
Then I cut the letters with my silhouette (it took me longer to find the perfect font than it did to make the sign!) I stuck the letters in place on the cabinet door and then painted over with a coat of black craft paint. I wanted to to look painted on instead of just vinyl letters stuck to a board. I had never done this before so I wasn’t sure if it would peel the paint up or bleed under the letters. It worked perfectly!! I let the paint dry but not too long. I then used my cutting tool thingy (I’m pretty sure that is the technical word) and peeled the letters off. I sanded it a bit to look aged and I love how it turned out!! It is hanging on a wall in my kitchen. I love that the cabinet door had a groove routed out on each side so when turned horizontally, it created kind of a frame for the lettering. That doesn’t make much sense. Too early in the morning. Oh well–here is the final product!
I will be linking this to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch and DIY day at Kimba’s Soft Place to Land.