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.
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.