Hi everyone! Things are going to be a bit sporadic around here until I get my blog transfer straightened out. I hope you’ll all bear with me. I’m still having formatting problems and my photos in new posts are blurry. Sigh. I guess that’s enough moaning for now…Have any of you seen Angie’s “Milk and Cream” signs over at Knick of Time? I’ve had them stuck in my head for a while now. I usually like to come up with my own ideas, but I wanted one of these signs(!), so I decided to modify it and make it my own.
I decided to go with “Eggs & Butter.” Since I didn’t have a stencil with those words, I used individual letter stencils, and guess what? It’s not perfect. I had to make my “T’s” using “L’s” because I lost the “T.” The spacing’s not exact and some letters are a little higher than others, but I think it’s OKAY.
I pulled this old window out of my endless supply of frames and thought it would make a good sign. It had a nice space at the bottom for attaching hooks. I took it to my local hardware store and had a piece of glass cut for $6.00. I gave the frame one coat of Americana Decor “Primitive” chalk paint, then sanded the edges, and gave it a coat of clear wax.
Next I used 2 1/2″ stencils to create my words. I had to apply two coats of paint, since just one coat came out too light. The nice thing about painting on glass is you can scrape off any mistakes with a razor blade (Note: Angie has her own line of stencils that can be purchased in her Etsy shop. Milk and Cream costs $19.00.)
I applied acrylic craft paint using my secret weapon–a makeup sponge. About twenty or so can be purchased in a package at the dollar store.
Next I attached three vintage hooks to the bottom of the frame. I drilled some pilot holes for the screws with my electric drill. I find that I’m using it more and more often.
Power tools make me feel strong and courageous. How about you? And this little project went without a hitch. Usually I make some kind of mistake–drill holes to large or in the wrong position or something. Not this time.
Stenciling on glass was new for me, and not without its challenges. After painting each letter twice, I noticed lots of fingerprints and assorted smudges. I had to be very careful cleaning it to avoid my precious letters. My last step will be to apply a spritz of clear acrylic spray over “Eggs and Butter” to protect it from scratches. Now I just have to find the perfect spot to hang it.
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