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Creative Friday #2: Rustic Wood and Tin Family Sign



Remember the tin letters I showed you a couple of weeks ago a friend gave me for Christmas?

Well, today's the day I show you what I did with them. Welcome to another edition of Creative Friday!

Little did my friend know I was thinking of making a gallery wall and putting a family name sign on it. Her gift couldn't have been more timely!

I instantly knew they were going to be the jumping off point for my name sign. First, I needed a board long enough for the letters so off to my stash of old fence pickets I went.

This board was the perfect length but very dirty so I gave it a good scrubbing down. After it dried, I sanded it down to smooth out the extremely rough texture (I need the letters to stay glued on).

Then I pulled out some white chalky paint and gave it a good coat. (Let dry)
 From there, I gave it a slight distressing.

Last, I glued down the tin letters using E6000 glue. Hangers on the back and voila! A family name sign - a little bit rustic and a little bit shabby. Perfection in my book!

I have a couple more easy projects to share then I'll be putting it all together. It's going to look great!

Be sure to check out my shop  - click on the Tin Roof Studio tab under my header. I've added several new art prints.

Comments

  1. I wondered what you would do with those letters. I thought they were so cool. I LOVE your sign....and you didn't even do an alias for BlogWorld. lol Have a great weekend. xo Diana

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  2. The sign turned out so pretty. Love the "rustic and shabby". Excited to see your finished display. Have a great week-end.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z

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  3. Love those letters so fun to create something with an industrial feel to it.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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  4. Really cute, Cecilia! Love the way it turned out. At the studio.... love that red boat!

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  5. The letters look great on the old white picket

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  6. I'm big on gallery walls and this is absolutely perfect for one! I used large initials on ours. Wish I had your picket stash:) xo Kathleen

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    1. haha, I had to grab them before my husband threw them all out. A lot of them were beyond use but I got several with good use left in them! Thank you, Kathleen. I think it's going to be perfect!

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