Welcome, welcome to my little nest. After some flooding, and spending time out-of-town with some family I decided I had better get my act together and let you know that I am still here. I have a fun project that I want to share with you today.I have been searching Pintrest over the weekend and found some great pins on using vintage wallpaper on wood floors. Check out my Pins under Anne’s Attic – design #2. I thought why can’t I use this on pieces of wood pallets. So I gave it a try to this is what I came up with.
When I make signs I like to use the roughest pieces of wood that I can find, so that’s why I have cracks and nail holes. I think that it gives the piece a lot of rustic character. I put a thin wash of pink paint on one and the other a light blue, this matches the vintage wallpaper that I am using.
I used Modpodge for the glue and sealer. I love to use Modpodge and I like to use gloss on most of my projects it gives it a nice sheen.
I tore different pieces of wallpaper to fit the board. I think that the tearing gives a nice look. I brushed on an even coat of Modpodge all over the board then laid the wallpaper on top and pressed down. Make sure that you get the air bubbles out if you have a hard time because of the unevenness of the boards surface you can prick it with a pin. But remember the look is to look old and faded and some wrinkling looks good. Next, brush a coat of Modpodge on the top of the wallpaper making sure that you push the ends down well. Let dry for at least an hour before stenciling.
I used a permanent black marker and alphabet stencils. One thing that I really love about signs in the home is that it really personalized it. You can stencil on just about anything that you want. Above is the pink sign that I made “Romantic farmhouse”. For the hanger I took a piece of twine the length of the sign then tied a knot in both ends, put a couple of staples by each knot. The knots keep the twine from pulling through the staples. It works perfect.
I really love the way the signs turned out. They look just like wallpapered wall boards which is the effect that I was trying to mimic. Here is the pin that I liked so well.
I made these signs just for the sitting room area and as you can see I always have lots of help, and very handsome help to! This is Boston, five years old, he tells visitors “Grandma likes to keep her house REALLY clean”. He’s my pal.
I am off to party! It’s my 61 birthday, but I feeling like I’m ten years younger. Enjoy your new week!
I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home
Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Show and Share @ Coastal Charm
Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm
Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner
Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose
Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques
What’s It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner
Idea Box @ Christmas Creations
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home
Anythings Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane
Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk
Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice
Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies