at some point, our house really is going to sell and we really are going to move into a different house. Convinced, I tell you!)
slab of bead board that was long and narrow. Perfect for my sign. I also found two other really old, beat-up boards. I think I have a love affair with every single old and beat up item I come across.
print your words onto paper. Get them the size you want on your board.
throw them away! I emphasize this last step, because I stepped on a rusty nail, from a board in our backyard, when I was in the 4th grade. That was also back when we had merry-go-rounds, metal slides, and teeter-totters that knocked your adult teeth out. Dangerous times for children.... Anyway, I remember panicking and thinking I was going to die. I ran screaming into the house, and my Mama calmly got the band-aid box out, and then took me for a tetanus shot. Good times.
color the backside of your printed image with a pencil.
Pencil lead. Such a beautiful thing. Of course, when I was a kid, we actually had real lead in our pencils. It's a wonder we all lived...
Enjoy their lead-free childhood while they still had one for heaven's sake!!" They just stood there, blinking. I don't think I made much of an impact.
if you want to, sand it all up like crazy once it's dry. I wanted to. Very badly. Because in case you didn't know this, sanded and aged = beautiful.