My daughter told me I didn't have enough color in my kitchen and that was after I had painted the walls a lovely light blue--that she swears is gray. Anyway, I have seen several blogs featuring EAT signs and it seemed an easy way to add some color. I decided I wanted a shabbier version than the ones I had seen.
I had some left over scrap boards that would be perfect for this project. I painted each board off white. As you can see from the picture above, I played around with the paint to get three varying shades of blue-green colors for the background. Instead of measuring a rectangle for the color I decided to free hand it which was quicker, easier and made for a better shabby chic sign. Next, I stenciled a letters in white on the colored background. Once I was satisfied with the size and shape, I trimmed off the excess board from the bottom and painted the bottom edge. Lastly, I lightly sanded over the surface for a distressed look and waxed it with clear wax, then added glaze.
This eat sign was a fun and easy project and onIy took about 30 minutes (excluding drying time).
This shabby sign adds an additional splash of color to my galley kitchen and makes me smile whenever I see it. Best of all they cost me a whopping $0 since I already had all the supplies. I'm not sure it will be enough color for my daughter but it's a start. What do you think of my EAT sign?
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