Thursday, July 18, 2013

Hallway Signs - Home decorating fun!

This project was really fun.  I saw the idea on pinterest and tweaked it a little.

Both of the following were purchased at Hobby Lobby 
Iron works - $6 each  (50% off sale - normally $12)
Wood Plaques - $2 each
I tried other shapes of wood plaques but this one just seemed to look the best with the scroll work.  Use whatever suits your fancy.

So I painted the boards just like she said - almond for the base coat and a dark brown for the outside edge. It's just spray paint so it went on quickly. Give it time to dry - like at least 24 hours. You don't want to peal the paint off when removing the vinyl.

Then I created custom designs using Adobe Illustrator and then put the SVG file onto my Silhouette Cameo.  And yes, my parrots have their own room.  When building our 6 bedroom home I was diagnosed with cancer, so 2 children are it for us.  Now we have birds, very well trained birds!

Instead of putting the vinyl onto the spray paint, I wanted a little more of a rustic look. I did the opposite of what APlaceForUsBlog did.  I pulled the letters out and discarded them.  I put the transfer plastic on - I prefer using the plastic over the sticker paper from Silhouette because I wanted to see through to the board.  It just adds a bit more control. 

 Carefully peal the plastic away.  

And you can see that everything looks just perfect and ready for more paint. 

Out to the garage I went and used some left over spray paint.   

After they dried I added a little brass hook to the top and they slide right onto the iron work.

I really have to thank APlaceForUsBlog because this was the most fun I've had while decorating my home. I love it.  My son is upset that there is not one for his room - his sister has one and he doesn't - so I purchased more iron works and more wood plaques and I will making 4 more.  


destiny said...

They look BEAUTIFUL!! You did such a great job!! So cool to see it in someones home:0) Thanks for sharing!

Janice hensley said...

I was ready to order...Love it! Thank You for the DIY... you really need to put these on Esty and make a little money.