DIY Wedding Date Sign


Remember when I stole a bunch of rough-sawn cedar from our neighbor and we made amazing things out of it? Like our Pot Farm? And our DIY Headboard? And our Trellis of all Time?
We still have scads left over, and since neither Phil nor I can ever remember when or why we got married, I thought I'd make us a little sign to mark that blessed event.
At least it will remind us of when we got married, if not
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Here's the backside because someone inevitably wants to see a backside.
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I'm quite sure your eagle eyes noticed the graphite paper I had placed beneath my typography in the very first picture. I'll wait while you scroll back up.
I whitewashed the front (brushed on watered-down white paint), then proceeded to trace all the letters onto the board.
What? The letters look blurry? You've obviously been in the sauce, because it's ludicrous to suggest I have.
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And yes, I realize there's a crack on the front side (when the crack is supposed to be on the backside). Phil wanted to fix the crack, but I think it's quirky and imperfect. Just like our marriage.
Now it's time to begin the tedious process of painting the letters.
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After impatiently waiting for the paint to dry, I did a little light sanding/distressing (or, as I like to call it, knocking down the high spots and smoothing out the painted letters so the ragged edges aren't quite so in-your-face). I finished if off with a coat of clear wax.
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Who is that young couple in that picture?
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I'm not sure, but this middle-aged couple is going to party like it's 1999!
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  • Hillela G.
    on Aug 21, 2016

    So pretty I love this idea! We are coming up on our first anniversary and now I am feeling inspired!

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