Can you believe that Christmas is officially next week? Next week! I still have all of my Christmas shopping to do. (procrastinate much?) I’m sticking with the excuse that the past two weeks have been absolutely insane with all of the Christmas home tours and holiday decorating going on. Thank goodness for Amazon Prime, though. 😉
For a while now, I’ve been wanting to create something that would commemorate my and my husband’s anniversary. I decided that a sign would be a good fit because I can hang it on the wall and peek at it each day. It was so easy and took very little time to complete.
I had some scrap wood on hand (as usual) and I stained it with Minwax Provencial wood stain first. Then I applied some Weathered Gray stain over the Provencial and quickly wiped it off without letting it soak in. That created the perfect weathered looking stain that I was aiming for.
I printed out a large letter ‘C’ as well as my last name and the year we were married.
I used my favorite transfer method to copy the letters from the paper to the wood. Just color over the letters or image on the backside of your paper, place the paper on the boards and then lightly trace the outline of the letter/image with a pencil. This will create a chalk outline of your letter or image of choice on the wood.
Next I just needed to fill in the outline with whit paint. I used “Lace” from Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint.
I wanted the sign to look a little more rustic, so I lightly distressed the paint with some sand paper.
I love how it turned out!
Do you display your anniversary in any special way in your home?
This post was originally published at Domestically Speaking on August 19th, 2015.