Monday, June 17, 2019

DIY Pottery Barn inspired sign

Isn't this Pottery Barn sign darling?

You could easily use this same tutorial on an old glass window. 
But for me, I had an old wood tabletop that was almost the exact size as the Pottery Barn sign, so I went ahead and used that.

All you will need for this project is a window or large piece of wood, black craft paint, white craft paint, a paintbrush or two, and letter stickers, which can be found at your home improvement store or here. I used 2" and 4" for mine. 

This sign wasn't hard to make but it was time consuming because of all the wording. If this is your first time making one, you might want to start with something a little less wordy.

For this DIY Pottery Barn inspired sign you will need to place all your letters on your board using a level or ruler and a pencil to draw a straight line. 

If you get re-positionable letters, you can reuse them over and over again.
This is probably the hardest and most time consuming part, but you don't need to get crazy getting all of them spaced perfectly, as this is a hand painted looking sign which doesn't need to be perfect.

I used the same wording as the inspiration sign but realized I had extra room on the bottom of each row so I added another kind of coffee drink and another dessert to those sections.

Once your letters are on, simply trace around each one with a pencil, then discard the letters, or save them for another sign.

Again, you can do this quickly, no need to get it perfect.

Finally, fill in your letters with white craft paint, highlighting the words you would like to in black. 

Once dry, lightly sand to distress it, following the grain of the wood.

You can use this method for many applications. I always have a good supply of these vinyl letter and number stickers on hand for various projects!

I hope you try this method and I can't wait to show you where I am using it!


1 comment:

Sister Patty said...

I love this! I have some old cabinet doors that just might work for this project too. Thanks!

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