I mentioned last week that I had a few components of the bathroom my husband built for the wedding that I wanted to share with you before I show the whole thing. This sign is one of them.
We had a blank wall at the back, so I decided to make a sign to fill the space. I had a bunch of burlap-looking canvases I found at a sidewalk sale that were the perfect size.
I read that in order to make vinyl letters stick to these, you should give them a few coats of Mod Podge. Nope, nope, nope. It left me with a rough surface that the vinyl hopped off of like it was on fire. On to plan B.
I taped off lines using blue painter’s tape and painted between them. I was afraid the paint wouldn’t stick either, but I had no problem with it.
My husband cut a piece of wood for me, and I got to try out my new toy – a wood burning tool. That thing is so much fun. I made a few signs for the wedding with it, and I’ve been looking for an excuse to use it again ever since. To make this one, I just printed the phrase out on the computer, traced it onto the wood using carbon paper, and burned the letters. Bonus points if you know where this quote is from!
I hot glued the wood onto the canvas. My daughter suggested the upholstery tacks in the corners, which I thought added a nice detail. The flower was one I had made while I was experimenting with a pattern, and I’m glad it found a home. This sign was perfect for its spot, and it’s even better in the newlyweds’ home.
Join me next Wednesday, and I’ll show you how I made that puffy flower, along with a couple of variations!