Happy Friday Bless’er House readers!!! I am so so thrilled to be guest posting today for Lauren while she is out and enjoying her vacation! My name is Ashley and I am the creator over at Little Glass Jar!
If you ever decide to visit, which I really hope you do, you will find mostly DIY projects for our house, recipes, and some organizational stuff here and there! I am obsessed (no exaggeration!) with everything home design! I am constantly thinking about decorating our house, or any house for that matter!
I started Little Glass Jar almost a year ago when I decided that I needed a bit of a creative outlet to escape my corporate full time job, and just to share my ideas! I have been following design blogs for years and think it is a great little online community to be a part of!
I love everything old. My style consists of mostly finds from the flea market, antique malls, and thrift stores. Junking is one of my favorite pastimes! You can find so many great décor items for cheap if you know the right places to look! I also love creating new things too. One of which I am going to share with you today! It’s this awesome DIY Flea Market Sign!
- Scrap Wood
- Wood Stain
- Painters Tape
- Stencil or Silhouette Cameo
- Picture Hooks
I started by cutting a piece of raw scrap wood with our miter saw to measure about 10×30 inches (to fill the space I needed). You can use really any size you want. I stained the wood with my favorite wood stain and once it was dry I taped off the edges to give it a framed look. I then painted the inside of the taped rectangle with white paint and once it was dry, removed the painters tape.
I used my Silhouette Cameo machine to cut a vinyl stencil for the lettering so that I could paint black over it to make sure the letters and numbers were perfectly painted onto the piece of wood. You can also use letter stencils if you do not have a Cameo, or even print the letters out on regular printer paper and trace hard around them so it indents into the wood. Then just fill them in with your paint. There are really so many ways to do this that I have learned recently!
Once all of the paint was dry I added two picture hooks to the back of the wood and it was ready to hang!
Easy as that! I have made so many hand painted signs for our house, but I love the way this one turned out probably the most!!! It’s currently hanging up in our office which I thought was appropriate because I have some of my favorite flea market finds in there, such as those old glass bottles, the typewriter and the window pane!
I hope you like it! And thanks again so much to Lauren for having me as her guest, and all of you who so kindly took the time to stop by!!! If you like this sign, you may also like my DIY Wood Shim Sign I did too, or a few others you can find at Little Glass Jar under Projects! I would love to have you!
Have a wonderful weekend!