Rustic LOVE Sign from Barnwood

If you have been around here any time at all, you know that I love barnwood signs.  I didn’t have one yet for Valentine’s Day.  So I just had to make one.  My rustic love sign….

I cut out a heart from brown paper.  The letters came from a pack of post it letters for poster board signs.  

For this one I tried out the crackle finish from Martha Stewart.  It is available at The Home Depot.  I will warn you that the directions say to apply over a primer.  I didn’t.  I wanted the barnwood to show through the cracks.

 The Martha Stewart product is THICK.  It needs to be applied like spackle with a putty knife.  I just used my pieces to mask the area off I did not want painted.  I did not even tape them down or anything.

Apply an even coat and then sit back and watch the magic.  As it drys, it crackles!  Lovely chippy paint in one simple step.

 You can see the crackle in this up close pic.  Plus the barnwood peeking though!  Yippee…..I heart rustic…

 I added this to my Love banner and DIY tobacco basket…. 

 I will talk some more about this area and Valentine’s Day decor next week…y’all stay tuned!

~Thanks for stopping by!~

The Country Chic Cottage



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