Let’s take a walk back in time.
Back to the late 80’s, even early 90’s.
Back when there was an obnoxious amount of “country blue”
and burgandy in my home, and many of yours…
if you were born then!!! 😉
I LOVED this wooden sign. Still do, actually.
However, due to the colour theme it had been relegated
to a back corner of my cavernous basement closet
for m a n y years.
I got motivated last week to work on that closet.
That’s a story for another day.
Inspiration struck in many ways that day,
and my sign got a makeover.
I started by using an almost empty bottle of
white tole paint.
Then I took my black chalkboard paint and painted the edge
and surface of all the letters.
I wasn’t loving the hearts any more,
so they stayed white.
Think camouflage! 😉
I used a sanding block and a little elbow grease
on a few areas and edges.
The black was looking…well, too black and crisp for my liking.
So I rubbed a piece of chalk
all over the black areas,
and whipped it off with paper towel.
See the difference?
The I has no chalk on it,
and the L does.
It cost me nothing,
and my sign is out where we can love it again!