Wednesday, May 26, 2010

When Life hands you lemons...

I love Pottery Barn, but not their prices. While flipping through their online catalogue, I found these cute fruit signs, but I wanted to put my own flare on them.
Step 1: Find the perfect piece of wood. I will not say where I got mine, because I don’t want to incriminate myself…Step 2: Pick three paint colors. I chose white as my base, brown as my middle color, and yellow as my topcoat. Paint your board the base color and let it dry.Step 3: To get a peeling paint look, randomly rub a candle over the board. Do not cover it, just little spots here and there will do.Step 4-5:Paint over the base coat and wax with your middle color. Wait for it to dry, then repeat step 3.Step 6: Paint your topcoat over the middle color- wait for the paint to dry.Step 7: Use a METAL- not plastic- scrapper. I used a razor blade. Scrape over the board. The paint that is over the waxy spots should peel right off exposing the paint colors underneath.Step 8: Paint a word on your board. I used the word LEMONS. Let the paint dry.Step 9: Sand, sand, sand. It will make it look worn.

I have two other signs in the works. I hope I can get to them soon…

8 comments:

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Great re-creation!

Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

LaKeta said...

This is fantastic!!! Thanks for the tutorial....I didn't know the candle would do that...you just set off bells for me;)

Aleca said...

Cute~ great job jess!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Very cute... I always love a PB knockoff!

Sugar and Spice Mommy said...

this is soo cute!

Leslie said...

How cute! I love how this turned out, I think I might just have to make one of these adorable signs. Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Amanda said...

That is a really cool idea! You just gave me a ton of ideas of what to do with that technique.

Leanne said...

Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday.