Inspired by a Pottery Barn sign, I just finished painting a PEACE sign for our living room Christmas décor.
The vintage wooden skis are a pair that I have been using for the last few years, found for $10.
This Pottery Barn photo from their Ski Lodge collection inspired the sign.
The Pottery Barn version seems a bit bigger and thicker but I was using supplies I had on hand late one night when inspiration struck. I don't know about you, but inspiration usually strikes for me right about when I should be climbing into bed for the night! My goal was to use only supplies on hand so I started by painting a pine board from the basement stash two different whites. Then I printed the font on the computer, cutting the letters out and tracing them onto the board.
I painted the letters with a bright red, two coats. I let everything dry for two days, mostly because I was too busy to get back to it. Then I quickly roughed up the board with sand paper. I added the wrong type of stain and had to wipe it off with a wet rag, causing the red paint to bleed a bit -oh well! The board was top coated with some watery white paint and that helped a bit.
Next time I will use a liquid stain or dark wax and distress the edges more but I still like it and enjoy seeing this sign in our living room. I'm so glad the weekend is finally here and I can get some more work done on our Christmas decorating.
I'm sharing this easy and affordable Christmas sign at the following great link parties. Hope to see you there...