Last week I posted about hand-painted sign inspiration, methods and materials. This week, with the help of my 10-year-old niece, Grace, I finished two signs. It took about four hours to finish them both, but that included 10 coffee breaks and a 10-minute wasp-killing interlude.
First, we spent about 10 minutes sanding the boards and sweeping off the dust:
It’s always a little nerve-wracking when you peel back the paper and see how well the type transferred, especially on a rough piece of wood.
Now it’s time to rough ’em up. Sanding the sign after it’s painted makes it look more weathered, and only takes 5 minutes.