I love wood signs of all shapes and sizes and fonts and colors..etc you get it I like signs. I’ve been dying to make my own for a while now and I finally got to it. I didn’t have any of the supplies or time to do what I really wanted so I just did what I could. Our upstairs kids/guest bathroom is in dire need of some kind of makeover but until we can do that I figured I could give it a sprucing by just adding some kind of wall art. Enter this sign.
I went to Lowes and looked for the cheapest piece of wood I could oh and I had my kids who as per usual were in no mood to browse. I found this 2 x 2 piece of plywood for about $3.50 and thought why not-if it doesn’t work out I at least didn’t spend too much.
Got it home and tried to scrounge up some other supplies to make this sign happen. Luckily I still had some white acrylic paint that I’ve been using for everything lately and I happened to have just bought a beautiful blue/green sea color from target for a dollar! The board I got had a little cherry hue to it that I didn’t want for that room so I made my own white wash. I got a paper cup and put maybe 5 drops of the white paint in it and added a little water till I got it to a consistency that I liked.
I only wanted to cover it up a little and get the red out so I didn’t go crazy. It dried very quickly which is great when you have no time to wait and are so impatient like me! I used my reusable stencils and tried coming up with an expression that I knew I wouldn’t get sick of. I remembered seeing on pinterest or etsy signs with “so fresh and so clean clean” on it and knew I HAD to have it. I arranged the letters a few different ways until I thought they were in a pretty good spot and I used a pencil to lightly sketch out the words.
I had a teeny tiny paintbrush and used that to fill in the words. When I do this again I will definitely slow down and maybe measure where the words go so I don’t end up with some uneven words (like I did here).
I would have had this project done and hanging up in one day but I had nothing to hang it with. After a few days and a trip to get some command strips I finally put up the sign.
I love how fast and easy this was. The only thing I’m disappointed in is the lack of total bathroom transformation that I thought would happen once I put the sign up haha. Lots to do in that bathroom but I guess one thing is done so yay! There are about a thousand things that are “wrong” with this sign-but I did it and did it cheap! And I love it!