March 15, 2013

Fresh Eggs Sign

Good morning :) Sorry I've been missing since last posting about my March Goals, I've just been really busy trying to accomplish those goals. Those chairs are proving to be a lot harder than I expected! Not a problem though, it will be worth it in the end.

To keep my spirits up I decided to make a new sign in my spare time. I wanted to try something different this time and use a new font. I'm realizing that I really enjoy making these signs!! Just picking the words and the fonts is so much fun and the result is always as cute as I hoped it would be! That's always a nice surprise :)

So here's my newest creation...

I used the color French Linen from Annie Sloan and Old White for the letters. The font is called PilGi in a size 400 and after some research I was able to figure out that to make a cents sign on a Mac you hit the option button and the 4 at the same time. What on Earth would I do without google?? 

I outlined the letters with some Graphite but didn't make shadows this time, and the 50¢ is in Graphite also. After distressing the whole sign I waxed it with clear wax, I thought I'd finish there but it just didn't look done to me. So I also waxed with dark wax and sure enough, it was perfect.

The color ended up looking more like a grayish tan in the end, but it's just so perfectly aged looking. If you would like to see how I hand paint the letters you can go here for a tutorial. 

I'm hoping to show off those newly upholstered chairs in a couple of days!!

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  1. Nice job and I sure wish fresh eggs were still only 50 cents a dozen- those were the days! I buy them for a local urban homesteader in our area for $2.50 a doz, but wouldn't buy store bought eggs again even if they were 50 cents!

    Lovely sign!

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