Last week I finished up a sign for my kitchen. I love how easy & fun this little project was.
I bought a piece of wood (pine - approx. 48"in length by 6" wide and 1" deep) from Home Depot.
I first covered the bare wood and brushed on some Wood Conditioner. This product helps your stain go on evenly. It's not a must but I recommend it.
Once is was dried I applied a stain (Espresso coloured) overtop. I didn't leave the stain on for very long and then wiped it off with a rag. I love how the stain brings out the grain of the wood.
I could have applied another layer if I wanted it darker but I liked the way it was.
(and no!! I didn't spill any stain .... that was from other DIY projects)
I let the stain dry for several hours (actually still the next day) and then I brushed on another stain called Pickling. It's like a whitewash. I wanted to have a grey weather look. (Sorry I don't have a picture of the can. ) But THIS is what I used.
I worked in small sections when I applied this. Once you 've brushed it on you immediately wipe it off and you'll notice a 'whiter' look to the wood. IF you're wanting a more whitewashed look then you can leave it on longer.
Once the board was completely dried I applied a stencil that I made using my Silhouette CAMEO and some Stencil material.
I used some white paint overtop of the stencil to fill in each letter.
Before it was completely dry I took off the stencil.
I loved how it turned out.
I then just lightly sanded the edges of the wood and a little bit over the white letters to rough things up a wee bit.
Well that's it. I've already got a dozen more ideas rolling around in my head and can't wait to get started on them!
Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great week!!