I sanded it down and cut the plank into foot long sections and then re-stained them.
I think they look beautiful sanded down. It was fun to see the history of this piece of wood
as I sanded it down, and am brainstorming a future project to showcase more of it, because it’s that pretty!
Stain: Rust-oleum “Kona”. It’s a beautiful rich, dark brown color.
Using Post-It Craft Paper and my Cricut Expression, I created a stencil for my boards.
If you’ve never tried the Post-It Craft paper, I highly recommend it.
It’s a peel and stick paper that is repositionable, and does not leave a sticky residue.
Once I peeled and stuck my stencil down to the wood signs,
I stippled my FolkArt Vintage White paint on the to the boards.
Next, I wanted these to look more rustic, so I drilled my holes and sanded them down just to roughen them up a bit.
Then sprayed my acrylic sealant.
I then added some homemade flowers/rosettes
and faux ivory pearls to the Mrs sign.
(The very top left flower was not homemade, it is part of some blush chiffon trim)
Using the same muslin I used to create the rosettes,
I tore four 1″ strips and thread them through each hole to use for hanging.