This project took me four days start to finish but it goes great in my kitchen! I love cooking with fresh herbs and spices so I wanted to do a “pallet” art sign in the subway style. The sign was put together using 1×4′s by my hubby. You can find the details on that in my DIY Rustic Wood Sign Art tutorial. This sign is just one 1×4 wider.
I started by using my Silhouette Cameo to create all the stencils out of scrapbook paper. I would randomly trace on a few words and then measure open spaces to fill them more precisely. I trace everything on with a pen and then went over it all with a black Sharpie marker. (Sorry about the lighting in some of the pics…I worked while I watched The Biggest Loser!)
When I got done, I sanded it lightly be hand with fine grit sandpaper and then applied two coats of Minwax Polyshades in Pecan Gloss, allowing 24 hours to dry between each coat. Then I painted in text by hand with a small paint brush using Martha Stewart’s Acrylic Paint in the color “Vanilla Bean” which is a great shade of brown.
Time consuming, yes, but overall a simple project!