Sunday, October 31, 2010

My BIG Bathroom Sign

Oh I am so happy.  My bathroom sign turned out perfectly.  I practiced making a sign first before I attempted the big one.  You can see how I did it here.
I have wanted to make a big sign since the day I saw my blogging friend Michelle’s Nantucket sign at her blog Emerald Cove.  I know you want to see it so go here.
I am a dental hygienist.  Bathroom art is a hard one.  So I just went with what I know.  Recently I posted about my $5 Wall Art.  I took a photo of our toothbrushes.  Printed it and stuck it in a cheapo matted frame.
I had the perfect idea for a sign to go with it.
I bought a huge board.
White washed it.
Dry brushed it.
Painted over it with watered down brown paint.
And sanded it lightly.
The dry brushing gave it texture under the watered down brown paint and the sanding softened and aged it all. 

I used these paints.


I was asked how I paint my stencils.


I use my favorite stencil brush and put a light coat of paint on it which I dab onto a plate a few times before I use it.  If you get too much paint on at once it will bleed under your stencil.  I also hold my stencil down in the area that I am working on.  I make them with paper so they are just laying flat on the board with only the edges taped. 
Now to show you one of my favorite projects ever…….
It goes perfectly with my toothbrush art and my son should  never forget to brush his teeth now. 


As soon as I come up with the right wording for my family room, I am making another one of these.  I might have a sign addiction now. 

Linking to
Saturday Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table and Dreaming
Make it 4 Monday @ Cottage Instincts
Before and After @ Thrifty Decor Chick
Get Your Craft On @ Today's Creative Blog
Power of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts

Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple

Show and Tell @ My Romantic Home

Remodelaholic’s Anonymous @ Remodelaholic

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