Monday, August 5, 2019

DIY Stained Thankful Sign

DIY Stained 'Thankful' Sign | On The Creek Blog

A stained DIY of a bare wood sign!

I’m finally getting around to sharing this beautiful ‘Thankful’ sign!

I’ve been holding on to this project sign February!  After walking past it every day for months, I thought I should finally share it!  It’s normally hanging right above our front doors, but I brought it down so I could take close-up pictures of it!

I got this bare wood sign at Pat Catans.  I love the cursive lettering!  When I bought it, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do with it.  All I knew was that it looked super cool!

 After throwing around some ideas, I finally decided to stain the wood & paint the letters!
DIY Stained 'Thankful' Sign | On The Creek Blog
 DIY Stained 'Thankful' Sign | On The Creek Blog

I used my Waterproofing Wood Stain.  It has been a big year for this stain!  After sitting in our basement for years, I finally brought it out & stained all the things with it!  This sign was actually the first project I used it on!  I then went on to use it on my rustic fence!  I loved it so much I used it on my rustic wood path!  I used it so much that I had to buy another gallon!  It’s been super fun seeing the different things the stain can do!

DIY Stained 'Thankful' Sign | On The Creek Blog
DIY Stained 'Thankful' Sign | On The Creek Blog

Wood stain is one of my favorite things right now.  I love the Waterproofing Wood Stain!  It has a different texture than traditional stains & is water cleanup.  I’m a huge fan of water cleanup!  Anything to make my life easier!  I also love to see the different colors that come about depending on the layers of stain.  This sign is super light compared to my fence & path.  I was super light on the stain for this project & super heavy on my outside projects!

DIY Stained 'Thankful' Sign | On The Creek Blog
 DIY Stained 'Thankful' Sign | On The Creek Blog
DIY Stained 'Thankful' Sign | On The Creek Blog


While I was staining this sign, my husband had an idea.  He suggested that I just stain the letters darker instead of painting them.  I thought this was a neat idea & decided to try it.  I kept putting the stain inside the letters until it got super dark.  I ended up loving it!

DIY Stained 'Thankful' Sign | On The Creek Blog
DIY Stained 'Thankful' Sign | On The Creek Blog


DIY Stained 'Thankful' Sign | On The Creek Blog
I absolutely love how this sign turned out!  The letters give off a subtle darkness & the sign looks great!  I would definitely do this technique again!
DIY Stained 'Thankful' Sign | On The Creek Blog

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