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Top o’ the Mornin’ to Ya,
St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, but you can be Irish any day of the year with our DIY Vintage Irish Pub Sign. We used a few simple faux finishing techniques to give this lucky sign a weathered appeal. You won’t believe how easy this is to make. Let’s get started.
Materials (Links below are affiliate based, if you click on a link and make a purchase we get a small percentage of the sale, that’s how we keep our glitter stock refreshed)
18.5″ Grooved Circle Canvas Unfinished Wood Co.
12″ Wooden Shamrock Unfinished Wood Co.
3.875″x1.25″ Laser Cut Vintage Sign Letters “LUCKY”
Delta Ceramcoat Chalk Paint in Lichen, Marigold, Spanish Olive, Raven, White Lace and Oyster Shell
Delta Ceramcoat Wax Clear
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Wide Brush
FolkArt Chalk and Wax Paint Brushes
FolkArt Gold Taklon Angle Brush-Small
FolkArt Sanding Foam Block
Elmer’s Wood Glue Max
Watch the video and get the step by step instructions below!
Use a fine grit sandpaper to sand all of the wood pieces smooth.
Paint sign front and edges oyster shell grey. Let dry.
Paint edges of letters marigold yellow. Let dry.
Paint front of letters lichen. Let dry.
Paint shamrock font and sides Spanish olive. Let dry.
Dry brush white lace over the grey on the round sign. Let dry.
Use a flat brush to dry brush accents of raven over letters as shown in video.
Mix green with yellow paint to make a lighter green. Draw veins of shamrock lightly with pencil, paint over them with the lighter yellow you just mixed. Let this dry.
Dry brush a little white lace and raven over surface of shamrock. Let dry.
Once everything is dry, use the sanding block to sand and distress. You can do as much or as little as you like depending on how distressed you want your sign to look.
Glue it all together with a strong wood glue. The shamrock is to the right and down with the letters arrayed at the top left as shown. Place something heavy on top to help maximize the adherence. Let this dry overnight.
That’s it! Just in time for your St. Paddy’s Day Hoolie!
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