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We added runners on the back. So it basically is assembled like a pallet would be.
I then painted it white. It took about 5 coats as the lumber absorbed A LOT and bled through like this….
But I eventually got a nice even white coat. Now for those letters. This tip came from this source via pinterest and I heart it!! Print out your words with any old printer the size you want them. Lay them on your wood sign and trace around them. For this sign, for example, I would trace the “H” measure and move my paper and trace the “E” measure and move my paper and trace the next letter, etc.
That will leave a slight indent where you want to paint. Genius I tell you! I wanted rustic letters. So I used a very dry brush and left all of those natural imperfections….
Each letter is unique. No sanding required.
To me it looks more worn and less “forced” than sanding…
I loved how on the original the letters landed on the middle of the separations between the boards. So I measure carefully and had mine come out the same way. The measuring for the letter placement was the hardest part.
I am so happy this one got me through one more week of SYTYC! Plus I am beyond thrilled with how this one turned out!