Friday, August 8, 2014

YUM! How To Make Vintage Inspired Letters

YUM!  A word to make you smile. What food makes you say yum?  A big bowl of pasta?  A ripe peach?  A slice of a decadent chocolate cake?  

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.  
YUM how to make vintage inspired letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/yum-how-to-make-vintage-inspired-letters.html

Fixer Upper's consisted of vintage marquee letters.
YUM how to make vintage inspired letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/yum-how-to-make-vintage-inspired-letters.html
My YUM was created with wood.
YUM how to make vintage inspired letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/yum-how-to-make-vintage-inspired-letters.html
I started with a sketch.
YUM how to make vintage inspired letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/yum-how-to-make-vintage-inspired-letters.html
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.
YUM how to make vintage inspired letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/yum-how-to-make-vintage-inspired-letters.html
For the U, I used a thin piece of plywood (maybe a drawer bottom?) and sketched out the U
YUM how to make vintage inspired letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/yum-how-to-make-vintage-inspired-letters.html
and cut it with a jigsaw.
YUM how to make vintage inspired letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/yum-how-to-make-vintage-inspired-letters.html
For the middle pieces of the M put the wood face to face and then cut a parallelogram at 45 degree angles.
YUM how to make vintage inspired letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/yum-how-to-make-vintage-inspired-letters.html
I put the Y and the M together with thin wood pieces on the back.
YUM how to make vintage inspired letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/yum-how-to-make-vintage-inspired-letters.html
Here is what it looked like prior to painting.
YUM how to make vintage inspired letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/yum-how-to-make-vintage-inspired-letters.html
I used the wax, layered paint technique found HERE
YUM how to make vintage inspired letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/yum-how-to-make-vintage-inspired-letters.html
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!  
YUM how to make vintage inspired letters http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/08/yum-how-to-make-vintage-inspired-letters.html
Now, I am hungry...

11 comments:

  1. Love your letters Becky and I love JoJo's style too! Great show and was watching it last night!

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  2. Oh I love this Becky - pinning !
    You're the Queen of colors and distressing - seriously
    Happy Weekend
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  3. Awesome! Pinned! And I think everyone is in love with Joanna's style!

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  4. How cool! Love it!! I like the black marquee ones, but I love yours!! The colors are awesome.

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  5. Becky, I'm predicting this one to make it to one of the top ten PINNED items of 2014!

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  6. Soooo love your letters...and the paint colors are awesome!!! Great Job and Thanks for sharing!
    Cathy aka Girls Gone Junkin!

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  7. This is so great, I agree with Laura, I will be seeing this often on Pinterest!! I haven't watched Fixer Upper, I'm looking forward to it!

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  8. omg, I love your letters !!!!!!!! and yes, I love Fixer Upper !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. I love this so much. I'm going to try it.

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