Anyway, this past weekend I finally finally finished a super easy project that I've been wanting to do for a couple of years now - pretty much ever since I saw this pin
I set off to Home Depot (sans kids!!) and picked out the best looking 1 x 10 board. I thought the height of 6ft was a tad too tall so I had them cut off 9 inches - just eyeballed the height I would want.
After my wood was cut, I headed over the paint section to get a sample of orange paint. I shocked myself and was able to pick out an orange color in 5 minutes! I ended up going with Peking Orange by Glidden.
This was all I needed for my project since the rest of stuff I had at home.
First, I stained the piece of wood super dark, jacobean to be exact. I let that dry then I painted on the orange. I used a brush because I wanted a weathered look, not a smooth look. I did two coats and was happy with how it looked.
For the letters, I pulled out my trusty silhouette portrait and got to work. I cut out each letter on a piece of cardstock and used that as my stencil. I laid them out on the board and taped them down with painters tape and dabbed white paint (that I already had on hand) on with a foam brush.
And then set it on our front stoop. So easy, so cheap and so cute!!!
This little project cost me just under $12 and I would say that's a win!
*linking up with Jessi's Deisgn for What's Hap-Pinning Wednesday