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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.


  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

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

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

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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

  5. The letters look great on the old white picket

  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

    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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