|Sometimes words get in the way.|
However unlike candlesticks, unless I want my house to look like one of those tourist shops I could spend hours in when I go on vacation, there is such a thing as too many signs. On top of that, I do not have a big house, so I have to be strategic where I place them and how many I put in one room. This became a problem in my kitchen, when I needed a sign over the window, but I didn't want it to compete with the several others nearby.
I decided I wanted the idea of a sign, but not the sentiments (plus I find lettering stressful)...so I made a very simple piece of sign-inspired art and mostly out of leftovers to boot!
I had a piece of leftover plywood and cut it to the dimensions I desired. Mine is four feet long by six inches wide. I am lazy, so I did not prime it, plus I was going for a bit of a barn look, I was ok with the wood bleeding through. I painted it with some red paint I had leftover from my kitchen walls. I let the two coats dry overnight.
|Wallies come pre-pasted, but I used Mod Podge to adhere mine.|
My "artwork" was from Wallies, wallpaper rooster cutouts. I purchased them from Michael's with my 40% off coupon. They cost me about $3.00, my only out of pocket cost for the project. I played around with the design a bit and then used Mod Podge from my art closet to adhere the Wallies to the board in an arrangement I liked best.
|I made my sign years ago, but this set is still available.|
Several hours later, I went over the entire board with Mod Podge to set and seal it. When the piece was complete and dry, I turned it over and added a picture hanger to the back... and voila, a wordless sign!
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