Monday, February 11, 2013

Need Coffee? Here's Your Sign!

I do love me some fresh brewed coffee. Funny thing is, I have only been a coffee drinker for three years.  But when I finally started drinking it, I dove in whole heartily and haven't looked back ;).  I don't have it every day, but when I do, I like it strong (but sugared and milked up) and I like it BIG.  My love of java inspired this sign.
I joined together some pallet wood and painted it in cream.  I then printed out some words in a couple different fonts.  I used the pencil transfer method, which means I scribble pencil all over the back.
I then tape the words in place and trace over the letters with a ball point pen. They leave a faint outline on the wood.
I hand paint from there. They are not perfect, but that is okay.  I am trying to recreate a vintage, hand-lettered sign.


A little sanding and light stain finished the look. Hope you get to enjoy a fresh brewed cup soon!

23 comments:

  1. That turned out awesome! Great job! I could almost smell that coffee too ;) -Tammy

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  2. love your sign Becky--but I hate coffee! :)

    it's really a great sign.
    gail

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  3. Your sign turned out so cool, who would ever think it was not just an old beat up sign with the vintage words...great job

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  4. This turned out fantastic! Love how you did your own lettering. :)

    Julie

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  5. This is great!...love it..:)
    Mariaelena

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  6. Love this! Are u selling them?!

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  7. What a cute sign! Letter look great!
    Kim

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  8. Thank you so much for the tutorial on how to get the letters on. I will try this soon.

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  9. this would look so perfect in my kitchen!

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  10. LOVE IT!!! I love my coffee the same way too!

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  11. So cute! And I love me my coffee every day (or headache city!!). I just got a bunch of vintage crates w/large pieces
    of wood. Kept trying to think of what to paint on them. This is perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. And I just noticed you're in Bozeman! My cousin Judy has lived there for 25 years! I have to come visit!

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  13. I love your sign! I think I will try my hand at making one. That is such a great idea to transfer the letters, I have not heard of that process before. Brilliant! You have the best ideas.

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  15. I love it! Thank you so much for providing detailed instruction.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  16. Did you stencil the cup graphic as well?

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  17. A very nice idea! This saves a lot of money. I really love coffee, and having my own coffee shop is one of my dreams. ♥

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  18. Hello! I absolutely LOVE your sign. We just bought a new home, and I am making a coffee station. This sign would look FAB in this area! Could I buy one from you????

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  19. I love this! Beautiful work!! I have a question if you wouldn't mind helping me. How did you finish it off with a light enough coat of stain as not to cover up your work? Thanks!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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