Friday, March 16, 2012

Flower Market Sign

Finally I actually fully finished a project. This one was inspired by a Farmers Market sign sign made by Donna over at Funky Junk Interiors. But I decided to take a little more of a French turn with it. 

First I primed the piece of lumber. Then I used some of Martha Steward's Weeping Willow Green Crackle Paint. Working with that stuff is a lot different than working with paint. It is this super thick paste that you have to smear on like butter. They recommend you use a pallet knife, which I didn't have so I used an old butter knife. The thicker you smear the paste the larger and more defined the cracks. I varied the thickness of the paste so I could get a nice mixture of fine small cracks and large pronounced cracks. I think it made a very cool effect.  I made sure to be extra sloppy around the edges to give it that aged look. 

For the text I went onto dafont and found some a romantic font totally for free... yay! Anyway I used my projector and outlined the text in white paint.

I decided to use real plants. I strung together some pots and tied them to a hook with twine. On the other side I installed a plant hanger and hung up some campanulas in an old copper tea kettle I found at the second hand store.

I have kind of fallen in love with the Romantic French cottage chic style. I live in a small hous out in the woods so I think it is a fitting style. Anyway have a happy weekend.