Sign of the Season
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.