Decorating with typography has become hugely popular. Monograms and lettered signs are showing up everywhere in catalogs and on internet shopping sites.For a chunk of change, you can have a customed designed sign for your home.
Now, you know, that’s NOT the way I roll.
We only bought NEW stuff yesterday, because we HAD to.
Today, we are back at the Goodwill, buying someone else’s trash. But I forgot to take a picture of the trash part.
So you’ll know what I’m talkin’ about, here’s the AFTER
You can easily make your own stencils to paint lettering like this. This sign started out painted red with the word “BELIEVE” on it. It was someone’s Christmas present (I know that because the givers signed the back, before the recipients threw it away. I know all of their names.)
I used some of the leftover paint from the ragging technique I used on my kids’ beach themed bathroom to paint over the old design.
I used Microsoft Word to print out the letters at 400 font size. To save on ink, I printed a quick draft copy.
I cut out the letters with my craft knife, and there I had it, a homemade stencil. I used regular paper for this one time use, but you could use cardstock for a more durable stencil.
After the paint had dried, I used sand paper to distress it a little.
How much? $2.99 plus the miniscule cost of the paint, paper and printer ink.
If you’re not interested in creating this type of art yourself, check out the many great finds at Etsy!
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