A couple of weeks ago, Jim pointed out this box sign he found at a gift shop inside a restaurant:
It was a simple, yet small sign that cost $12. I wondered if I make one myself.
As luck would have it, I found an 8 x 10 size Valentine sign at Target for 90% off. I thought I could repurpose it.
I used my Mouse sander to remove the lettering, which was actually pretty easy. It didn't even remove the paint underneath, which saved me some time.
I printed out some fonts in different sizes to check the lettering size.
I cut out each letter, carefully. I then used spray adhesive to lightly tack them to the sign.
I used spray paint to lightly spray several coats of paint over the sign. Here it is after the first coat.
Once everything was dry, I removed the letters. Some of the edges had lifted up and had paint under them. I used a Q-tip with nail polish remover to get rid of the extra paint. (I wanted an imperfect look, so I left some oddities in place.)
Then, I used a sanding block to distress the wood and edges.
Tada! I love how it turned out.
Now, to find the perfect place to put it. . .