Hi guys –
I mentioned in my last Friday DIY Notebook on Periscope that I was going to go on a bit of a sign making kick. (BTW, you can find me @DIY_Passion on Periscope! It’s really fun!) I have three signs in the works – one smallish one for the kitchen and two larger ones for the rec room!! Eek! That makeover is just getting underway and it’s going to be so insane. I cannot wait.
I had every intention of showing you all our DIY Kitchen – One Year Later today, but the weekend was so gloomy and foggy and gross, I couldn’t get good light to snap photos. So hopefully, that will come next week.
In the meantime, I did this little DIY Kitchen Art project to spruce up our kitchen and add a little personality to a blank spot on our wall. I’m getting better at using my Silhouette Cameo guys! Yeah!
This is what I started with:
I had the board in the basement. It was just in my scrap pile. (Score one for reusing something I had. Score two for starting to clean out the scrap pile. Our Journey through KonMari starts September 6th. Can’t wait.) I had stained it already a long time ago with Minwax Gel Stain in Chestnut.
Besides that I had black contact paper, some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White, a paint brush, some faux metal contact paper and my Silhouette tools (weeder, scraper, transfer paper – not shown.)* If you’re interested in crafting with one just head on over to Expressions Vinyl – they have awesome prices and great stock available.
I used my Silhouette Cameo software and designed word art that said “In This Kitchen We Dance”. Initially, it had an exclamation point. Then Dan said, ‘You use those too often. Make it a period.” So then it was a period. And then we both didn’t like it. So then it was nothing. Yes – I designed a sign that is technically an incomplete sentence. Deal with it. HA!
I used my Cameo on the basic black contact paper to cut the “In This Kitchen We” part out of a sort of cursive script. I transferred it to my board using the same method I used for my Typography Table.
Then I dry brushed over top of it with one sporadic coat of Old White. The only thing I made sure of was that around the letters was thick and covered. After about 15 minutes, I peeled back the contact paper letters to reveal the stained relief script.
The next steps were simple. I cut out a piece of the metallic contact paper (which I bought at Home Depot in the shelving section. It wasn’t cheap though guys. $13 a roll compared to $5 for a regular roll.) Then I used the exact same method to cut out the word Dance and transfer it to the painted surface of the board.
Finito! *Does a full on kitchen dance to some old school Notorious B.I.G* Ooooh. Yeeeeaaaah.
The sides of the sign are painted in Martha Stewart acrylic paint in Surf Blue.
I’m so thrilled with how it turned out and how it fully complements the vibe in our home and our kitchen. It was so cute when Dan saw the finished product and said “Er! It’s great! It’s like something you’d get at Target! RIP Target.” 🙂
Stay tuned – our next post will be the full reveal of Dan’s new vintage waterfall desk. Remember how we got it for a steal at Value Village? It is the major inspiration piece for the full rec room makeover and I can’t wait to show it to you all 🙂
Hope you’ve had a lovely week.
Oh – and I hope you dance a little in your kitchen 😉
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