Monday, August 1, 2011

"EAT" Sign

I decided to make an "EAT" sign to hang in a kitchen or eating space out of an old cabinet door.  I really wanted to keep this one, but alas, it is going in the booth!

I started out by cleaning and lightly sanding the original door.  Then I started painting.  I went with a cream I had in my stash.

Then I printed out the letters E, A, T on Word (not sure of the size or font, sorry!) and cut them out.

I then placed the letters on the door and traced them so that I would see an indent in the paint (thanks to That's My Letter for this tip).  I then painted the letters in black acrylic paint.  

I sanded the door, the letters, and the edges really good.  I then added a light coat of dark walnut stain and a light coat of sealer.  Add a sawtooth hanger to the back, and that's it!

I kept the original knob from the cabinet door.  I did paint it black and sanded it down to keep with the look.  A fun little custom sign for your kitchen!

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  1. I love it! So pretty and shabby:) Great job!

  2. I wish I would have seen this a few days ago. I just did a post on awesome "eat" signs. this is very creative and cute. love it.


  3. Very nice! I love using cabinet doors in fun ways ... your sign is great!

  4. LOVE! I'll never tire of these signs I swear. I still need to make one for my kitchen. I hope you will come share this at my VIP party today.

  5. This sign is too cute! I just love it. I featured it on my Friday Favorites this week. Come on over and check it out. Happy Friday to you :)

  6. This is SUPER cute! What a great idea. Cabinet doors are so stinkin' cute!

  7. Super cute~ it came out great! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)