INSPIRATION! This amazing sign from Antique Farm House was my inspiration for my “DRESSED RABBIT” sign.
Look at it! So darn cute, but so darn OUT of STOCK. Yup, everyone loved it, wanted it, and got to it before ME!
I went to work to create my own version. How hard could it be right? Well harder than I thought.
Finding the jumping bunny wood cut out was the biggest challenge, BUT success was finally mine. Having friends that can create these types of shapes was key. If you don’t have a friend that can help you, check out www.etsy.com
Once the rabbit was done I started on the rectangular wood part of the sign. I had a scrap piece of wood, and if you have been with me for a while you know I am a HOARDER!
I simple cut this piece down to the right size for the sign. The next part was super fun. I went to work on that wood. I wanted it to look old so I used my hammer and wrench to “beat it up”
Making lots of dings and marks on the wood helps create that more rustic look.
See those little marks? Well wait until I add this dark glaze to the raw wood…. looking good!
Now the next step is to paint this cutie.
I painted it a soft creamy white, not pure white. I let it dry overnight before I moved on to the next step.
Now let me start by saying this sign has a handwritten look.
AND let me also say I am a perfectionist when it comes to things like this. SO…. I went to my Silhouette and created a stencil as close as I could to the font of the sign. Once I was happy with the design I cut out my stencil and adhered it to the wood. I went with black paint, but I think dark gray would have worked well also.
The stencil worked PERFECTLY! Well it was a little to perfect. I got out my sander and took some layers of the paint away.
I did add a smug or two of the glaze again but I only did a little and rubbed it off pretty fast.
I can not begin to tell you how happy I am with this DIY! I just adore the one from Antique Farm House but I couldn’t get one, so I did the best to make my own. I hope you all like it as much as I do.
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