Making a Family Sign
Today I’m going to share about Making a Family Sign with a cabinet door.
This week I’ve got a fun “family” sign to share. This sign didn’t come without its share of pain. If you follow me on Facebook you know that while making this cutie, I dropped the cabinet door on my foot… ouchie!
I found an old cabinet door at Habitat for Humanities Restore for only 75 cents.
How to Make a Family Sign
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I gave the cabinet a good sanding and cleaning. Then I stained it with General Finishes in Java (a great gel stain). I’m a bit of a staining rebel. You know how they tell you to rub on the stain and let it sit a bit then wipe away… yah, I don’t do that. I brush it on with a foam brush and just let it dry… I know, I’m a bit crazy. I love it, especially when you’re going for a dark color like Java. You can totally get away with this using gel stain.
Once dry I took the word, “FAMILY” that I printed out in outline style (save that ink) and with a pen traced over the letters firmly. Depending on how soft your wood is will determine how much indentation you’ll get. My wood cabinet door was a harder wood, but I was still able to see the lines.
With a small paintbrush, I painted on the lines. With this look, you are painting the outer spaces and leaving the lettering stained (LOVE this look).
I painted with Glidden’s pebble gray for the outer space.
Once the letters are painted just paint in the rest of the outer space.
I used some fine sandpaper to scuff up the edges… I thought a little distressing was in order.
I love the addition to our family room!
Going yo habitat tomorrow? Can’t wait to try to this project!! Thank you for the tips they’re so help!
Looks great! I really need to start making some signs of my own. I have the wood, just not the motivation!
I love that you used an old cabinet door! Can you tell me how you print the letters in outline style?
Thanks for hosting!
Wow, I never would have thought of making a sign out of a cabinet door! So creative. Seriously, for $.75 too!
Sinkin’ cute sign! Love Habitat!
Stacey of Embracing Change
Great sign! Gotta love those Restores. Thanks so much for hosting! I am now a follower.
I love your sign! Thank you for hosting. Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
Your sign is gorgeous!!!
Thanks so much for hosting another great party – it really is so appreciated!
It’s beautiful. Love the style and font. Looks gorgeous there too 🙂
I might just need to be patient – but I’m just excited and wanna be first, haha – but can’t seem to link up tonight?! There’s nowhere to link up. Maybe you forgot the code… 🙂