Baby Shower Gift Idea:
A friend had a little baby girl, and for her baby gift I wanted to make her a custom baby name sign.
I asked about the baby room colour scheme and she sent me a picture of the room with pretty lemon and soft grey walls …
Mixing Custom Milk Paint Colours:
Don’t ask me what quantities I used, because (eek) I didn’t take note – mainly because I was using up some left over Mustard Seed Yellow from another project, and simply added a spoon or two of Ironstone colour mixed with a little extra water to create this pretty lemon colour.
Transferring Graphics onto Wood or Furniture:
I then used the Carbon Paper method of transferring graphics after choosing fonts and making the text in a Word document. You can watch a video I made of how to transfer graphics using this method HERE.
After transferring the graphics and painting them on with Sharpie paint pen, I outlined a white “shadow” effect on the right side of the lettering to make the text “pop” out.
For an antique finish, I very lightly distressed the lettering, and waxed the sign using a little of Miss Mustard Seed’s White Wax and mainly MMSMP Furniture Wax (clear). Always finish your pieces with a protective wax or oil or varnish.
Here are some more pics of the finished baby name sign:
This baby name sign is a fairly easy project that you can achieve with a little time and not much paint at all!
What furniture or decor projects have you been working on?
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