You will need:
A board (the size depends on where you are putting it, how big you want it, etc. Mine was 24X17.5)
Stain (I used my good old American Walnut. Since now we have so much of it!)
White chalk paint (or regular white craft paint)
E, A, T Letters
Black craft paint
Step 1. Stain the board. I only did one side, as we won't ever be seeing the back side of it.
Step 2. Once the stain is dry, paint 1 or 2 coats of white paint over the stain (I know, I know, it seems silly, but you'll see why). You want enough to cover it, but not completely, as the end result of the sign is supposed to look "rustic".
Step 3. Paint your E, A, T letters black (if they aren't black already). You can find letters at the craft store that are black, white and plain wood. So really, just look for the font and size you like, because you can paint them from there.
Step 4. Sand your white board only in a few places, to give it a worn, rustic, old board look.
Step 5. Glue the E, A, T letters onto the board with wood glue. And remember that a little goes a long way.
Then you're finished!
I had the perfect place to just lean my sign up above my cabinets, but if you would rather hang your sign on the wall of your kitchen just get one of those "sawtooth" picture hanging hooks and attach it to the sign, then hang it with a nail. Easy peasy. Lemon, squeezy.
And here is 80 more pictures to show you how happy I am with my new sign.
I mean really! How often can I show off my kitchen when it's actually clean?
We actually have a matching spoon to the fork that's over there, but it keeps falling down! So we are waiting on the hubby to come up with an ingenious way to keep it up there. Velcro was a no-go.
That's all for today my loves! Hope you enjoyed and we'll see you tomorrow!
P.S. In case you are now hungry from all the subliminal messaging going on.....google "White trash panini". Then make it. You'll thank me later. Or go to Taco Bell. That works too.