Do you have a Cricut or a Silhouette? Or possibly a friend that does? Well, if you do, then I am going to show you how easy it is to make your own wood sign with whatever saying you want. But, first I have to share something that will make you smile.
My friend Andrea painted her guest room the perfect gray color. I’m still waiting to find out what the actual color is and here is why.
I tried to text her one day to find out the color. But, because I have her number in my phone as ‘Andy & Andrea’ I always get she and her husband Andy mixed up. Andy is like my little brother. I’ve known him since I was ten. He’s the younger brother of my best friend Amy. He’s the sort of person that can make you laugh and he doesn’t even realize how funny he is. I’m going to share the text back and forth when I was trying to find out this color. I can’t believe it’s still on my phone, but I’m so glad it is.
Jenny: Hi…when you get a chance could you tell me the color of that gray paint in your guest room?
Andy: Ahh…gray? (I know you are already smiling)
Jenny: Seriously? Is this Andy? What brand of paint and it can’t just be gray. ;)
Andy: Oh yeah, I’ll look. Just a sec.
(Ten minutes later)
Andy: Ok, it is satin…(and now you are laughing)
Jenny: Uh…that is the type of paint…not the color..it’s ok…I can figure it out or ask Andrea later…:)
Andy: Sorry. Not great with paint…
Don’t you love it? You have to give him credit for trying! Thanks Andy!
Ok, back to the sign.
First Step. Find a piece of wood you’d like to use.
Next, cut out your saying on a Cricut or Silhouette to fit your wood. When I am painting I don’t like to waste my vinyl, so I have always used contact paper. One roll goes along way!
I wanted the words in this sign to be two different colors. Iplaced the words on the wood where I wanted them. Then I drew a pencil mark where I wanted to paint each color. Like this below.
The next step is to place your text onto the wood sign.
This next step is optional. Depending on the color of paint you are using you may not need to do this. But, because I used gray paint on the top and bottom section and the middle was white, I didn’t want to see a contrast when I painted the yellow over all of it. Does that make sense? So, to avoid this, I painted white over the gray while the letters were still on.
Next, paint the whole sign yellow.
I don’t have a picture of the last step, but once your paint is dry then you can peel off your text (contact paper) and your cute sign will be revealed!
I like to sand down my signs to make them look a bit more unique.
Hopefully I will be able to figure out that perfect paint color. I wonder what would happen if I just asked for ‘satin gray’ at the paint store? I may just do that and make someone else’s day. Thanks for keeping us smiling Andy!