I wanted to share this quick tutorial on the BAKING sign I have on top of the baking center I just finished. Click here for the baking center made from an old desk post.
I made this sign from a kick plate from our front door. Easy project and it was free!!
What's a kick plate? It's the metal strip at the bottom of some doors that protects the door and the paint.
We just put this new shiny one on last month because...
the other one looked like this.
Don't get me wrong, I love the patina of this one...the way it has different colors and textures. Just didn't look great next to a shiny brass door knob.
How did it get that way? When this one went on the door about 10 years ago...stupid me didn't know there was a protective plastic sheet that I should have pull off.
Ten years of beat sun melted that plastic in to this work of art!! Lol.
I know all of you don't have this exact piece of metal to make a sign, but remember to think outside the box.
- an old piece of wood
- an old metal tray
- a picture frame
- an old wooden shelf
- the drawer front from an old dresser
I just printed the letters that I needed on Microsoft Word. So many different fonts to choose from and you can even change the color. I used the font Georgia at size 440.
I went to Staples office supply to buy a package of 4 inch letters and it was $10.00. Sorry, but no thanks!
Just print them off yourself.
I just used regular printer paper, but maybe next time I'll use a heavier card stock.
Just cut the letters out and either Mod Podge it on or I used Elmer's glue with a few drops of water added to it to thin it out. Having it a little thinner helped spread the glue on the thin paper.
I didn't spread glue on the front. Didn't want to press my luck with ripping the letters when they were wet.
You can use this idea for anything...
- your family name
- a child's name for their room
- sign for your laundry room
- game room