Lately, I've been having some fun re-doing thrift store finds! You can visit some of my recent posts to see some of those projects! Today, I'm sharing another one! I found this new arrow-shaped wood coffee sign at the thrift store last week, and while I thought it was cute, it was nothing I could use in my home. But, I loved the arrow shape and decided to do a quick re-do. I gave it a rustic coat of white paint~ a little thicker than I normally would, to cover the lettering.
It would look good just like this, but I wanted to make a sign reminiscent of old mile markers...and decided to make one pointing to a town that is meaningful to our family. I reversed the arrow direction so it would be pointing the right way when hanging. Making a pattern on the computer was next...this font is Orlando...and I transferred it onto the board.
Pencilling lightly over the transfer gave better visibility, and then I hand painted the letters with black craft paint.
When it was dry, I simply gave it a light sanding to distress the piece! You could stain or wax over it, too, for an older look.
I love how it turned out...simple, graphic, and fun!
You could also cut an arrow shape from wood, if you wanted to make one yourself!
I am joining Debra for
Until next time...