I got this awesome wooden sign thing at Michael's. I love the pallet look. I got a jig saw for Christmas, and hold on to your bottoms, I even have a few pallets outside. I am just too lazy and scared to use my saw. That will be a must learn for this fall. Anyway, I saw this at Michael's and thought it would make a cute sign.
They also had these awesome colored stains. I had to have a couple, and thought this would be the perfect little project to try them out.
This was my first draft. I wasn't too happy with it though. I only bought two of the colored stains and used a darker wood stain that I had on hand. The top board, I just put a little white chalk paint on it. Not loving it though.
I put a white wash over the darker stain and liked it a little more, but, still not there. A white wash is taking a little white chalk paint and adding water to it. I made it really thin and painted a little over the stain.
Now, I found myself back at Michael's buying the red stain for the top. Now, I am loving it even more. I bought this cute galvanized "C" first. I really didn't know what I was going to do with because it was a little small. My daycare business slows way down in the summer, so, I have time in the summer but no money. I really couldn't swing the larger one. Now look. It fits perfectly.
I love it. What do you think?
Linking to: Frugal Friday