Whatever it is, after seeing the word YUM on a kitchen wall in an episode of Fixer Upper on HGTV (I seriously love this show--love Joanna Gaines' style), I knew I had to make one.
Fixer Upper's consisted of vintage marquee letters.
My YUM was created with wood.
I started with a sketch.
I then cut the wood, using the very professional lay it out, eye it, grab a piece of nearby wood for a straight edge, pencil out, take it to the chop saw and cut the angle the best you can method.
For the U, I used a thin piece of plywood (maybe a drawer bottom?) and sketched out the U
and cut it with a jigsaw.
For the middle pieces of the M put the wood face to face and then cut a parallelogram at 45 degree angles.
I put the Y and the M together with thin wood pieces on the back.
Here is what it looked like prior to painting.
I used the wax, layered paint technique found HERE
There are D rings on the back to hang them, but I also like it sitting on a shelf (aka, they are staged--read my staging confession HERE). Yum--a fresh take on the EAT and maybe inspiration to cook up something wonderful!
Now, I am hungry...