Hey readers, it’s Tammy from Rustic Orchard Home. This week, I’m working with a fun “Welcome to the Lake”  sign kit from Twin Knobs Woodworks that offers some additional options you’re going to love.  Let me show you what I used to create mine. Come read about Painting a Picture-Perfect Welcome Sign!

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Material List:

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Step 1: Staining!

To begin I stained the long base board with No Pain Gel Stain in the color Golden Ash. When using a gel stain, I like to use a clean cloth to rub the stain into the surface of the board.  Be sure to wipe back any extra stain as you go. Let the stained board dry overnight.

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Step 2: Painting the sign!

Once the board has dried overnight, paint the entire board with the color The Gulf. Paint the first layer and let it dry.

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While that dries, paint the string light details. Use the color Anchor and a makeup sponge to paint the outer layer of the lights. Also paint the letters with the same color and makeup sponge technique.

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Then use the color Whitecap to paint the inside layer of the lights.

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Let all those pieces dry.  This is what they will look like when finished.

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Step 2: Add Some wax!

Once the blue base coat on the long base board is dry, add wax on top of the paint in a random pattern to create a chippy paint look. After, you have the wax applied, use the color Mermaid Tail to paint another layer that is not full coverage as well.

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Step 3: The fun part!

Using painter’s tape, create a chippy paint look by applying and then removing the tape.  Continue with a clean piece of tape to remove as much of the finish as you’d like.  You can also use sand paper for a little less chippy and more distressed look.

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Now that your board has been distressed, use adhesive to assemble the sign.

Here is the final look! Perfect for the Summers on the lake!

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Painting a Picture-Perfect Welcome Sign

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Tammy is the creator of Rustic Orchard Home. She loves decorating and creating all things farmhouse, vintage, and sparkly. Tammy wants to share this passion to inspire others to create, paint and decorate a beautiful home on a budget.

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