February 12, 2011

Pottery Barn Sign Knock Off

Happy Saturday!!
I hope you are all having a great weekend with friends
and family.
It's so beautiful here today..sun is shining and it's expected to get
in the high 60's..woo hoo!!

A couple of days ago I was looking through an old Pottery Barn
magazine (because I keep them all...don't you??) and found a 
picture of a sign that I really liked.
I asked hubby if he would help me make it and he said sure..he
is so much better at detail than me!

I decided to make mine the opposite colors since I found a 
piece of white board in the garage ready to go.
I guess at some point I was going to use it for something and
I never did..SCORE for me today!

Step one: paint the board..DONE!

Step two: Make letters on the computer

Step three: Trace the letters on the back with a pencil
Be sure to apply a lot of pressure so the
lead will show up on the board

Step four: Turn the letters over and retrace them out on the board.
This should save a lot of time instead of cutting them all

You are now ready to paint!!

Inspiration from Pottery Barn

The finished product
Hubby drew out the words at the end and I painted
them..told you he was better at the detail!
I distressed the board with some tobacco glaze to
give it an aged look.

Happy Painting!!

 I plan on adding a picture hanger and hanging it just under the scroll
I think...
You can find this post over at Funky Junk Interiors for her 
Saturday Night Special
Sister Sister Sunday


  1. Very, very nice job! I like signs too. Mel's Cabin visited your post today.

  2. Tiff, do you ever stop? Did you get up at the crack of dawn? My clock says 11:23 - and you've already painted, stenciled, distressed, and completed?1$#@!! How do you do it? I'm only on my second cup of Chai Tea....
    (very pretty. I like it)

  3. This turned out FANTASTIC!!! Better than the PB one. I just made my first sign as well!

    Thanks for sharing!


  4. I'm your newest follower! I love the vintage look of this!

  5. LOVE this!! I have a "thing" for old signs and old wood, and this is amazing!! And, not too hard to make, which is great!
    I'm here from Sunday Spotlight party, it's my first one! I'll see you again next week!

  6. Hi, I am visting from Funky Junk and seen your sign and I am loving it. I love your blog and I am a new follower. Your sign really looks amazing, better than PB's :)

  7. Fabulous job! I always love to see how someone makes their own versions of PB things! Your home is just charming...I've loved reading about all your projects ~

  8. Yay! Love it! Thanks for stopping by! So glad to find you!

  9. OK so I learned something today ... yay! Who knew about tracing on the wrong side and then tracing on the right side! Wow, thanks Tiffani!!! This just simplified my life in ways you have no idea.

  10. Great job - I have to make one of those signs. Keep up the great work!