I really wanted to make a sign for Halloween to put on my front porch, so as I was googling around I found this sign on the HGTV website.
I thought it was cute and I happened to have a good size piece of beadboard in my garage left over from our beadboard back splash project. You know how I love to use things I already have lying around in the garage and basement, so for me this was the perfect storm! To see the beadboard back splash project click here.
First I sprayed the beadboard black and then after it was dry I distressed it both by hand and with an electric sander.
The tutorial on the HGTV website says to use card stock paper to create the print and then to distress it with Distress Ink. I've never heard of distress ink but evidently it is meant to give a realistic aged look to paper. Well I didn't have any card stock but I did have my shelf liner that I used to make my faux pumpkin. Click here if you want to see the faux pumpkin project.
To distress, or make the shelf liner look aged, I used regular old craft paint in a brown color. This was the only thing I had that would actually adhere to the glossy finish of the shelf liner. All I did was simply wipe it on with paper towel in an uneven fashion. Finally instead of the "boo" on the original sign, I used a Halloween banner by Martha Stewart which I purchased at Home Goods for $1.50, and duct taped the black ribbon to the back of the beadboard.
And that was it! I put two eye hooks on either side and thread through some orange ribbon, secured it with a slip knot and it was ready to be hung.
Halloween is less than two weeks away...are you ready for the little witches and goblins in your neighborhood on All Hallows Eve?
Have a great weekend!!!
Note: I put this outside on a damp day and the letters begun to curl, so I brought it back inside and applied a coat of Mod Podge and let it dry completely before rehanging it.
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