(Not the best picture. I'll upload a better picture when I get one taken.)
What you need:
Wood Board (mine is 7" tall - not including the lip on the bottom - by 58" long)
Vinyl Lettering (my letters are 6" tall)*
Black Spray Paint
Ivory Spray Paint
Electric Palm Sander (optional)
*I found my vinyl lettering on Etsy from this seller. It was a custom order, so you'll have to convo her. I was able to get my 6" tall GROCERY letters and a 9" tall version of this for $20 (that includes tax).
What you do:
Find/buy a wooden board. If you have access to some old barnwood, this works really well. My board is one that came from my grandpa's farm. I had some cracks in it, and a chunk was broken off the top right corner. There are also old nail holes at each corner that just add to the character of it! If yours, like mine, was found in an old barn and was covered in spiderwebs and some dirt, you will first need to clean and sand it.
Next, prime the board. I like to use a spray primer and just put a couple of light coats.
Spray a few coats of black spray paint. You'll want to make sure the board is pretty well covered, but you don't want the paint too thick. I sprayed about 3 light coats.
With some 150-220 grit sandpaper, give your board a quick sanding so that a little bit of the primer shows through. If you have an electric palm sander, you should just have to run it over the board once or twice. If you don't have an electric palm sander, I strongly recommend getting one. I use mine for EVERYTHING!
Center and apply your vinyl lettering. Using the ivory spray paint, cover the board & vinyl with just enough coats to cover the black paint.
Once the paint is dry, carefully peel off the vinyl, and run the sandpaper over a few areas for an old, worn look, and you're done!
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