This little project goes with another picture window project I’m finishing up.
But I thought it might be helpful to give this cute little tin sign it’s own quick tutorial post 🙂
First I cut some tin that I had into the dimensions I wanted, using tin snips.
Then I printed the word that I wanted, in vinyl… but used the empty space of the decal, instead of the actual letters.
I did this, because I wanted to use the vinyl sort of as a “stencil”.
I wanted the lettering to look distressed, and vinyl would look a little too “crisp” for this project.
I taped around the rest of the exposed metal that I wasn’t painting.
Sprayed the whole thing with white spray paint.
Peeled the tape and vinyl off…
To expose the white letters.
Then I took some fine grit sandpaper and roughed up the paint a bit.
It gave it a pretty cool effect on the metal, and on the painted lettering.
(be careful not to rub TOO hard. The paint will just completely come OFF, if you aren’t gentle)
Then I took my Crop-a-Dile tool and punched some holes in the top of the sign.
Ran some white cording through them…
and DONE! 🙂