My daughter told me the other day that I didn’t have enough color in my kitchen. That was even after I had painted the walls a lovely light blue–that she swears is gray. I guess I really do have a lot of white in there, so I thought that I could add some decorative accessories to add an extra pop of color.
Lately, I have seen multiple blogs featuring DIY EAT signs and I have really been wanting to make my own. Here are a few that gave me my inspiration:
I had a few rectangular wood scraps from another project that I could easily make three lettered blocks from. First, I painted each board off white. As you can see from the picture below, I played around with some craft paint to get three varying shades of blue-green colors I liked for the letter’s background. Instead of measuring out a solid rectangle background, I decided to free hand it. This was quicker, easier, and made for a much shabbier look. Next, I stenciled the letters in white on the colored background.
Next, I lightly sanded over the entire surface for a slightly distressed look then waxed it with clear wax. Next I added a clear matte glaze to set everything. Lastly, I cut off the excess board from the bottom and painted the bottom edge white, sanded, waxed, and glazed all three ends.
This DIY EAT sign was a fun and easy project and only took about 30 minutes (excluding drying time). This lightly distressed shabby sign adds an additional splash of color to my galley kitchen and makes me smile whenever I see it.
Best of all it cost me absolutely $0.00 since I already had all the supplies. I’m not sure it will be enough color for my daughter but it’s a start. I’d love to hear what you think!
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