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Are you all as obsessed as I am with the beautiful, lettered wood signs popping up all over the Internet and design world? I love the warmth, texture, and personal touch they add to a room!
The last big to-do for our living room makeover was to figure out some sort of large artwork for above the couch. After seeing my friend’s wood sign, I fell in love and knew a wood sign would be a great choice for over our couch. We decided to use part of the chorus of the song “Safe” that my husband sings to our kids all the time. It’s sentimental and also a great promise to be reminded of throughout the day!
If you’ve never used a liner brush before, here’s a couple quick tips. Roll the brush in a thin layer of paint, then gently roll it on your plate or flat surface to get off any excess paint. You want the paint to be evenly distributed on the brush. When painting, the harder you press and the closer your brush is to the surface of the wood, the thicker the line will be. I recommend using a nice, light touch for the most precise line. Practice a letter or two on some scrap paper to get a feel for it. It’s very simple and gives such great results, so it’s worth learning!
I used the liner brush for all of the text on my sign. I outlined, then filled, all with the liner brush. I used light pressure for the outline and filled using more pressure on my brush to spread the paint faster. Can you tell I love the liner brush?! My Grandma taught me well. 😉
Again, this step can take a bit of time. I had a little Friends marathon during a couple of Little Girlie’s naps and got it done.
Once you’re finished lettering, you’re done! After it’s dry, you could lightly sand to distress it with sandpaper if you’d like, but I chose to leave mine as is. You can prop it up on a mantle, buffet, or dresser or you can frame it and hang it up like we did. If you are interested in seeing how we framed our sign, click here!
We absolutely LOVE it!
We love the style and personal touch it adds to the living room!
I hope this tutorial helps you create your own sign without all the stress! If you do your own sign, I’d love to see it! Send me a picture via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or facbook or use the hashtag #littlebitsofhomesigns on Instagram and Twitter!
See the tutorial for how we framed and hung our sign here!