Fall vignette (plus how to make decorative block letters)
It got seriously crafty up in here earlier this week. The DIY mojo struck and I decided to create a new fall vignette for the top of the TV console. The idea I had in my head involved some decorative block letters.
I started with this dusty 2×6 board I found in the garage:
By the way, perhaps you’ve noticed that 2×6 boards don’t actually measure 2″ by 6″. That is because the nominal measurements for lumber are taken before the boards have been planed smooth on all four sides. Planed – or surfaced – lumber typically ends up about a half inch shorter all around.
I cut four equal-sized squares (about 5″ wide by 5 1/2″ high) out of my 2×6, then smoothed the rough edges with an orbital sander.
After that, I painted all four blocks with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Barcelona Orange.
I wanted to give the blocks an aged look, so I watered down some acrylic paint and used it as a glaze on top of the orange. Annie Sloan has a dark wax that will create a similar effect, but I just used what I had on hand.
I applied the glaze with a sponge, then wiped off the excess.
After my blocks were prepped, I added some gold vinyl adhesive letters I printed out from my Silhouette electronic cutting machine. This is the final result:
I’m linking this up to Fireflies and Jellybeans, Love of Family & Home, Craft Dictator, Live Creatively Inspired, The Lettered Cottage, My Repurposed Life, Centsational Girl, Mad in Crafts and Kathe with an E.