Sign of the Sea­son

Country Sampler - Christmas Decorating - - INSIDE -

Bring hol­i­day cheer to your wall with a large-scale sign made from a clas­sic an­tique foot­board. Find a twin-size foot­board sim­i­lar to this one, and give it a coat of an­tique-white chalky-fin­ish paint. High­light the turned end pieces by paint­ing each sec­tion in al­ter­nat­ing red or green chalky-fin­ish paint, with nar­row bands of an­tique white in be­tween. Paint the outer edges and re­cessed ar­eas red to ac­cent the grace­ful curves. Choose a fa­vorite hol­i­day sen­ti­ment and sten­cil it onto your sign. Give col­or­ful di­men­sion to your let­ter­ing by start­ing with a sten­ciled layer of red chalky-fin­ish paint, let­ting it dry, and then adding a layer of black chalky-fin­ish paint over the red let­ter­ing. Lightly sand the painted words to ex­pose small ar­eas of red paint un­der­neath the top black layer. Fin­ish off the en­tire sign with a coat of an­tiquing wax to age it.

DIS­PLAY IDEA Hang your sign above a buf­fet ta­ble where your guests can see your hand­i­work up close.

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