I am starting to repurpose old wood and cabinet doors. I made 2 signs using old cabinet doors, but I am not ready to show you yet. I want to add coat hooks or door knobs to make them more functional.
However I am excited to show you my BLISS SIGN!
This was just an old piece of scrap wood (I believe its oregon pine) that I begged off one of the guys who works at a furniture manufacturer. They make furniture entirely from salvaged wood!
Because it is like tongue and groove, I decided to give each strip a different color and I wanted the finished effect to look like sand, sea and sun!
I guess I want Summer back, now that Winter is fast approaching!
The wind is howling outside as I am typing this!
I used a paint color called Mosaic from Plascon on the bottom strip, a mix of blue and turqouise on the middle with bits of white to look like sea foam and Mesa Sunset from CeCe Caldwell above that. Above the Mesa Sunset I filled in some CeCe Vintage White to look like clouds. The thinnest strip right at the top I finished off with blue-turqouise color. I then sketched some sun rays with Omaha Ochre from CeCe and stencilled on the word 'Bliss'. I wanted the letters to have a wavy feel to it and that's why I did in a random fashion!
I distressed it for that tiime worn look and gave it a coat of clear varnish to make the colors pop!
I added hangers on the back, an aqua satin ribbon and a fabric rose and hung it!
Sorry about the shadows...I took these pics at night!
Another quick and easy project that cost me nothing as the wood was free and all the other stuff I already had!
Its a happy little sign and I love it!
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