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DIY Hand Painted Sign the Easy Way

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Hey y’all…I finally feel like I’m back into the swing of life after the holiday break. All of my decor is stowed away in the basement and the sun is shining big and bright for the first time in a long time. This combination gets me energized to get projects done and to change/move things around the house for a fresher look and feel.

I haven’t painted anything in awhile and I was aching to get my hands on my supplies and create something new! I didn’t want to paint anything large, like a piece of furniture…just something small. In the deep recesses of my mind I already knew what I wanted to try and paint.

Now, here’s where I need to interject something very important…Jenn and I are obsessed with Adele! You know Adele, right? Fantastic British singer/songwriter with the voice of an angel!! We love her new album “25” and we each received it as a Christmas gift. We recently tried to score tickets for her upcoming Atlanta concert in October. For just a hot minute we thought it was perfectly justified to pay $800 each for one of the few remaining tickets left. But alas, we came to our senses and played our albums “just one more time”.

The first song on the record is “Hello” – please tell me you’ve heard it. The catchphrase is “Hello…it’s me” and it is wonderful! So, that’s what I wanted to paint. I will take you through the steps on how to create a DIY hand painted sign the easy way for your very own!

1. Gather Materials: Wood, paintbrush, paint, chalk and drop cloth. Paint the wood piece in your choice of color.

DIY Hand painted sign with Adele quote - Hello...it's me.

2. Print out your quote of choice in an oversized font.

DIY Hand painted sign with Adele quote - Hello...it's me.

3. Use a piece of chalk

DIY Hand painted sign with Adele quote - Hello...it's me.

4. Use the chalk on the back side of your print-out and carefully trace all of the letters using a heavy hand.

DIY Hand painted sign with Adele quote - Hello...it's me.

5. Carefully cut out each word. Lay it on your painted piece of wood and rub the lettering into place.

DIY Hand painted sign with Adele quote - Hello...it's me.

6. Paint on top of the chalk. Step back and admire your work 🙂

DIY Hand painted sign with Adele quote - Hello...it's me.

I am really pleased with how it turned out.

DIY Hand painted sign with Adele quote - Hello...it's me.

It was quick, easy and fun to make.

DIY Hand painted sign with Adele quote - Hello...it's me.

DIY Hand painted sign with Adele quote - Hello...it's me.

 

DIY Hand painted sign with Adele quote - Hello...it's me.

 

Here’s a Rustic Lake Sign that we made using another DIY method.

I hope that you are encouraged to try and paint a sign of your very own. You can create one as large or small as you would like. It’s easy…I promise!

And if you see Adele tell her…”Hello” from Vicki and Jenn. we need concert tickets.

XO~Vicki

16 Comments

  1. hello from the other side…omgeee i love that girl. she is totally gorgeous and can sing like nobodys biz! this sign is too cute. i love the moody gray that you chose and the special meaning behind the words… totally awesome. hugs, coco

    1. Hey CoCo – YES…Adele is fabulous and so talented! Plus, for us, this particular phrase has so many different meanings. We just truly can’t get enough!

  2. I hate to admit it, but the song is catching on with me too.

    1. NOOOOOO…how can you already be tired of this greatness? LOL We can definitely still be friends but agree not to discuss this 🙂 Cheers to a fabulous day!

  3. I love how quick and easy this sign is! And I, like everyone else, is now singing that song! Very cute. Thank you for sharing at The DIY Collective! Great to have you.

  4. I like your chalk stencil idea to transfer the image to your painted surface. Thanks for sharing. Your painted decor turned out really cute!

  5. Love this idea! I’m all about quick and easy and what a perfect song to pick for your example! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hi!! I just wanted to stop by and let you know that your post has been selected as a Featured post for the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party!! Stop by and see your post linked up and don’t forget to grab your “Featured” button too!! ~Lisa~

  7. Vicki and Jenn, this sign is so darn cute. I love it. xo Lisa

  8. I love your sign and the method you used. Great idea.
    Thanks for sharing at HIH party,
    Bev

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