Friday, June 12, 2020

Vintage Inspired 'Fresh Cut Flowers' Sign

A vintage inspired 'Fresh Cut Flowers'  sign.

I'm back with another sign!

After seeing how easy it was to create my 'Tomatoes' sign, I wanted to make another sign!

I took a slightly different approach with this sign.

I originally wanted to make another sign that looked like the 'tomatoes' sign but I didn't have any more of the old boards.

What I did have was a piece of thick pine board, so I decided to use that.  Because I wanted a square sign, I had my husband cut it down to size.

Once the board was cut, it was time to create the sign!


 
Making a vintage inspired 'fresh cut flowers' sign | On The Creek Blog
Making a vintage inspired 'fresh cut flowers' sign | On The Creek Blog
I wanted to give the board an aged look.  I followed Deb & Danelle's tips for making new wood look old.  I used a hammer & screwdriver to make grooves in the wood.  Since pine is a soft wood, it was super easy to make "age" spots in the wood.
Making a vintage inspired 'fresh cut flowers' sign | On The Creek Blog
Once the aged look was created, I stained the entire board.  I just used some dark stain I already had on hand.  After that was somewhat dry, I painted over it with my signature white paint.  I was going to be painting the board a few times, so I wasn't very precise with my coats.  I also wanted to create an aged look with the paint, so several layers were necessary.

After the white paint dried, I painted the sign with my green paint & then white again.  Although it was a lot of layers of paint, I saved a lot of time by being somewhat sloppy with my coats.  It's kind of difficult to explain, so I'll have to do a video tutorial later when I make another sign!
Making a vintage inspired 'fresh cut flowers' sign | On The Creek Blog
Then it was time for lettering.

I once again created my template using Canva.  Then I cut it out on my Cricut machine.  Again, I cut my design out with vinyl so I could easily stick the letters to my board.  Getting the letters straight on the board was still super tedious!  I had even more letters this time, so it was more intense.  When my patience was running low, I had my husband help me get them fairly straight!  These style signs are super forgiving but I still wanted the lettering to be fairly straight.
Making a vintage inspired 'fresh cut flowers' sign | On The Creek Blog
Making a vintage inspired 'fresh cut flowers' sign | On The Creek Blog
Making a vintage inspired 'fresh cut flowers' sign | On The Creek Blog
Making a vintage inspired 'fresh cut flowers' sign | On The Creek Blog
Once the lettering was on the board, I painted everything with my top color.  I was going for a distressed look so I wasn't precise with my top coat either.  I tried to paint in a way that brought out all the colors underneath.

Once I took off the letters, I used a sanding sponge to distress even more.

Overall, I think it turned out super cute!
Making a vintage inspired 'fresh cut flowers' sign | On The Creek Blog
Making a vintage inspired 'fresh cut flowers' sign | On The Creek Blog
Making a vintage inspired 'fresh cut flowers' sign | On The Creek Blog
I have one more piece of thick pine board left, so I might attempt to make another sign!  It's still a learning experience but I'm still enjoying it!

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