A few weeks back I entered a giveaway at Castle and Cottage . While I didn't win, I just fell in love with Paula's beautiful handpainted signs. Unfortunately, I can't hand paint anything like that, so I decided to make a sign with my Cricut.
I tried lots of combinations of fonts but found myself once again drawn back to Chopin. I have used this font on so many projects including a Bon Appetit sign awhile back and my blog header and button. It is so pretty and flourishy. (Yep, probably not a word - flourishy, but I like it).
So I started with a board I got at Lowe's for 97 cents! The guy was cut it to 3 pieces for me so like 32 cents a sign.
A little sanding and a few coats of white paint later it was ready for my vinyl letters. Another recent score was this huge roll of black vinyl contact paper for $7.99 the other night at Fred Meyer. 24 feet! Compared to the Cricut vinyl which is $9.99 for 2 pieces of 24 INCH vinyl, it is an amazing deal!!! So I cut out my letters and applied to the board. The last step was a bit of gray glaze that I wiped on and off to age it. Love the finished sign!!
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