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I've been swooned by this table from Donna at Funky Junk Interiors.
Funky Junk Interiors and Miss Mustard Seed have teamed up for a Copy Me Challenge. How fun is that!!!
It just so happens, I've had this wood (?crate top?) hanging around for a few years waiting for some attention, so I'm joining the challenge!
I love FJI's idea of putting personal meaning in the script. On my sign, "Miller's Spur" was a store my Great Grandfather and Great Aunt were involved in back in the day. The establish date is when the land of my home was purchased from the US....way back in the day! The number "5"....well, that's just a special number to me! :)
I'm also joining the DIY Project Party. Being inspired by others is just the first step. Now get on out there and try a project yourself!!
I'll share with you how I used inspiration to bring this project together.
I started by playing in some photo editing programs trying different placements and fonts until I found a combination that worked.
Then I had Young One hold the wood piece up so I could be sure it would look ok in the intended spot. He was ever so delighted to help me. (notice he could not take his eyes off the TV)
I printed out the intended fonts and got to work planning to resize and graph them onto the wood piece.
This took WAY too much coffee. I do believe there will be a projector in my future!!!
Yes, I spend way too much time prepping and thinking. Perhaps this is my own personal productive procrastination.
Ahhh....the "5" is all graphed in chalk and ready to paint. That projector would have come in handy!
Once I had everything painted (some by graphing in chalk, and some were stenciled) I sanded the lettering to make it look aged.