i should be mopping the floor: Bordered Sign Paint Tutorial

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Bordered Sign Paint Tutorial

This Bordered Sign Paint Tutorial is a super simple one to follow. 
It's a bit of humor for my bathroom, too, y'all. ;)

Bordered Sign Paint Tutorial | Simple step-by-step tutorial to create a funny little sign for the bathroom.
A couple of weeks ago, I shared our DIY Floating Shelves here. I loved that several of you caught my silly little sign above the toilet. Feel Free to Seat Yourself, y'all. Check out this simple bordered sign paint tutorial below. 


Bordered Sign Paint Tutorial | Simple step-by-step tutorial to create a funny little sign for the bathroom.
Hee hee. 

Bordered Sign Paint Tutorial | Simple step-by-step tutorial to create a funny little sign for the bathroom.
I just used a leftover piece of 8"x1" lumber that I cut down to 7" tall to fit my shelf.
I sanded the edges really well...I like that smooth, rounded look.

Bordered Sign Paint Tutorial | Simple step-by-step tutorial to create a funny little sign for the bathroom.
I did one lightish coat of red chalk-style paint. 
I didn't use a second coat since I was going for that worn look. 

Bordered Sign Paint Tutorial | Simple step-by-step tutorial to create a funny little sign for the bathroom.
I added vinyl lettering that I cut with my craft cutter...you can easily find vinyl lettering at your craft store, if you don't have a craft cutter. I used painter's tape to create a small border...just to make this a bit different than my normal signs. 

Bordered Sign Paint Tutorial | Simple step-by-step tutorial to create a funny little sign for the bathroom.
I went back over the vinyl and the edges of the painter's tape with more red paint.
This is an easy way to seal the edges of the lettering and border. 

Bordered Sign Paint Tutorial | Simple step-by-step tutorial to create a funny little sign for the bathroom.
After the red dried, I went over the piece with yellow chalk-style paint.

Bordered Sign Paint Tutorial | Simple step-by-step tutorial to create a funny little sign for the bathroom.
Then I peeled off the tape and vinyl. The current vinyl I'm using leaves a slightly sticky residue behind. I actually like it on pieces like this. When I sand them down, the sawdust kind of sticks to those spots...making them look even older. It was kind of an accidental happy. 

Bordered Sign Paint Tutorial | Simple step-by-step tutorial to create a funny little sign for the bathroom.
Sand well. 

Bordered Sign Paint Tutorial | Simple step-by-step tutorial to create a funny little sign for the bathroom.
Since this sign was just chalk-style paint, I used wax all over it to protect it and kind of deepen the colors. 

Bordered Sign Paint Tutorial | Simple step-by-step tutorial to create a funny little sign for the bathroom.
I'm loving the simple little border on this one. 

Bordered Sign Paint Tutorial | Simple step-by-step tutorial to create a funny little sign for the bathroom.
I think bathrooms are way too serious. This is just a simple way to give guests a smile.




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