December 17, 2011

Shabby Signs - Kitchen Inspiration - Eat Sign


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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Unknown said...

These show up beautifully against the white backdrop! Your technique is awesome as these have a wonderful aged look! I also love your JOY sign! Very chic and great price! Always love FREE!

Jen Lossing, Artistic Abode Designs said...

Super Cute. Love the color combination. Great job!

~Lisa~ said...

Cute!! And looks incredibly easy! Saw you at Kammy's Korner link up and am following :)

Lisa @

Simply Simplisticated said...

I absolutely LOVE these letters! They look wonderful in your kitchen:)I want some in my kitchen and I just so happen to have everything I need to make some! Thanks,Deidre~ stop by sometime:)

Jami said...

Lovely! Love the color! So happy to have you link up to the Tuesday To Do Party at The Blackberry Vine!
Happy New Year!