In my last post you might recall me talking about the big whole in the wall above the kitchen sink I wanted to cover.
I envisioned some sort of wood sign with a french theme. I found a surprisingly easy way to do that without spending any money and having it turn out semi-decent! I’m not good at hand lettering so I knew whatever I did would have to have some sort of stencil. This tutorial I found online is what inspired me to try it on my own.
I already had the perfect size board leftover from our staircase project, so I just painted it the same color as everything else I had going on in our house.
Then once I decided on the words I wanted the sign to have, I typed it up in Microsoft, found the right font, and enlarged it so each letter took up their own page.
Next, I cut out the letters and arranged them out on the wood. This part was a little tricky to get the letter spacing even. I made a couple mistakes in the end, but I don’t think they’re too noticeable!
After cutting out the letters and arranging them, I taped them down with painters tape and traced over it with a pen. The idea is that you want to push down hard enough so you can see the outline on the wood.
Then I just simply filled in the letters with a black marker! It was super easy and such a genius idea on how to get stencil like lettering without spending any money. Wish I thought of that!