So here’s how this went down…..
I went to a yard sale and saw a stack of wood in a pile off to the side, but clearly part of the sale. As I browsed, I asked how much for the scrap wood. They advised that it was the free pile. In case you ever wondered, saying free pile is my love language.
You know why the wood was in the free pile? It was because it had holes in it.
In the car, went the free stuff and off I went. Now, before anyone gets upset, I do buy from yard sales too, obviously.
I decided to use some wood filler, leftover from this project, to fill in the partial holes.
In case you haven’t worked with wood filler, here’s the process.
- Fill hole with filler using a putty knife.
- Let it dry.
- Repeat as necessary to get a flush surface.
Why do I share this info with you? Do I really think you will just randomly come across a free pile at a yard sale? Well, maybe you will….. but if you don’t, you could come across a piece of wood that can be used with this technique.
Now, let me get this out of the way in case you don’t know, I am NOT a perfectionist as I explain often.
After the wood was filled, I was ready to make the reversible holiday rustic sign.
Using the paint I had on hand, I painted the wood with a brown base on the FALL side and white on the CHRISTMAS side, letting it dry before flipping.
I first made a line the same distance on the top and bottom of the sign. Then, I measured the distance, between those line, that the letters would be on the sign. Ie. If the measurement was 12 inches and there were 3 letters, the space would be about 4 inches. You would need to take into account the space needed in between letters -equally.
With a pencil, I began tracing out some letters. After it seemed about right, I then painted the letters.
There was one hole in the wood that went all the way through so I took a piece of scrap ribbon and tied it to the top for the JOY sign. When the sign is flipped over to the FALL is on the bottom and not seen.
Now it is a perfectly imperfect reversible sign for a FALL or CHRISTMAS porch décor.
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