Monday, July 26, 2010

Nest Sign

A friend of mine asked me to make her a rustic sign with this quote "Those who admire the freedom of birds have never built a nest" for her home.

I got it finished this weekend and thought I'd show you how I made it.

The first step was to find some wood to use as the sign. I looked in our basement and found an old oak cabinet door that the hubs had brought home from a jobsite. I painted the door with white primer, then layered on different colors of watered-down paint until I got the rustic result I wanted.

I then figured out the fonts that I wanted to use and printed out the lettering for the sign and placed it on the door. I put carbon paper under the paper and traced all the words onto the sign.

Then I painted the lettering using acrylic craft paint and when that was dry, I used a spray sealer over the whole thing to give it a nice finish.

It takes time, patience, and a steady hand, but it really isn't very difficult! I'm planning on making some more signs to put in my little Etsy shop sometime soon.

If you are interested in a custom-made sign, just let me know and I'll be happy to make one for you too! Shipping will be available. Send me an email at

Have a great Monday!

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  1. So gorgeous. Great job!

  2. I LOVE THIS QUOTE AND I LOVE THE SIGN!!!!!!!! SoOOo adorable!!! Awesome job. :)

    Stevie @ Home is Where My Heart is

  3. What a beautiful saying. The sign is gorgeous.

  4. wishing you had a love it button to push, i am really enjoying your blog. thanks for putting yourself out there.

  5. It's gorgeous! I am heading to your etsy shop to see your newest signs, I think I need one for my new entryway!

  6. How do you keep the paint from bleeding in to the would out of boundary


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