Friday, January 24, 2014

DIY Kitchen Sign

I call my little house Buttercup.  She is adorable, sweet and very homey with a cheery yellow exterior.  In the doldrums of January I did what any normal person would do.  I created a kitchen sign and listened to Pandora's Hip Hop BBQ station.  I like to keep is real with a little booty shaking while crafting.

Aaahhhh January, you are such a beast of a month.  The days are getting longer but still dark.  There aren't as many parties.  The cookie binges have to stop.  But I still managed to bake another batch of cookies today.  Darn those tempting Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Sea Salt Cookies from Ambitious Kitchen!  Cook for 8 minutes, not 9-12.

Super bored on Sunday my sweet friend Emily and I wandered through the resourceful and cheap  The Rebulding Center.  I swooped up an old cupboard door for $3 to serve as my canvas.  I whipped out a stencil using the nifty Silhouette machine with a retro font found at

I practiced my brush strokes a few times and then just went for it.

I used two different brands of milk paint for this sign.  I brushed on two coats of Miss Mustard Seeds grainy Miss Mustard Yellow for the base.  For the white outline and letters I used Ginger's Milk Paint.

Just let the milk paint do it's thing.  It will crackle, peel and adhere where it wants giving any piece natural grace and added texture.  This cupboard door did not have a super shiny finish so the milk paint adhered fairly well.

Just enough crackle to say "I belong in your kitchen while you cook bacon for breakfast, cookies for lunch and soups for warm summer days".  Or something like that.

I wiped down the surface with a light coat of Minwax Paste Finishing Wax so it would be easy to clean  in case of any food splashes.

Add some eye hooks and run wire between the two eyelets.

Hang it up and get the heck out of the kitchen unless you are my husband.  If you are reading this Sean, can you please clean the floors.



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