Everything I did was on a tight budget so I had to get creative. I used a piece of wood we already had in our garage that was left over from some other project. Painted White, Handwrote letters in pencil. Sponged over in paint. And then used very little paint on my sponge to “bleed” some paint throughout the sign to age it a little.
Next up is another Autumn sign. I’ve been seeing the Fall signs floating around and I decided to change it up a bit and make my own version. Get this, I had an old piece of art in my bathroom that I bought at Ross years ago. I’ve been sick of it for a while. So I took that puppy off the wall and painted over it! Voila…another free project. Don’t be afraid to make things over! I think everyone has a lot more potential projects in their home than they even realize. For this, I painted white, handwrote the words in pencil, went over them in different sized paint brushes…and then this was my favorite part. My paint was pretty thick. I didn’t do a Vaseline Distressing on it but I wanted it aged and gnarly…as if it had been sitting outside in a pumpkin patch for years. So I experimented with taking a fork to it. Yep, I used those prongs to scrape this baby up. I turned the fork on it’s side a few times to get thicker scuffs. I LOOOVE how it turned out!