EAT Kitchen Sign

Cindi McGee
by Cindi McGee
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Metal “EAT” signs remain a popular accent for kitchen decor. However; the metal versions can be quite costly. Wooden versions are available too, but again, they can be costly. I wanted wanted a large version for our kitchen and when I found these large 23.5” paper mache letters from Darice®, I knew just what I wanted to do. I finished them with DecoArt® Americana Decor® Chalky Finish paints and wax, and we absolutely love the finished letters - they look much like the vintage metal letters we had seen elsewhere with a high price - and these are handmade for a fraction of the cost!
1. Paint each letter with DecoArt® Americana Decor® Chalky Finish paint in Rouge. Let dry.
2. Use DRY stencil brush to brush on random coat of Rustic brown DecoArt® Americana Decor® Chalky Finish paint.
3. While still wet, rub lightly with paper towel to remove majority of paint and blend brown into red background. Let dry.
4. Apply coat of Deep Brown Creme Wax with a paper towel. Let dry. Gently buff with dry paper towel.

I used Scotch® Command® hangers to mount my letters to the wall.
Suggested materials:
  • Darice® 23.5” Paper Mache Letters   (Michaels Arts & Crafts Store)
  • DecoArt® Americana Decor® Chalky Finish Paint - Rouge, Rustic; Creme Wax - Deep Brown   (
  • Paint brush, stencil brush
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