Mercantile Signage

I wanted to add a bit of signage near our pantry….
not because we couldn’t find the food in the pantry
but just for pretty
Here is the sign I used:
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I started off by spraying it cream for a new background
and then
printing out the word MERCANTILE (just from word)
in outline (so as not to waste ink on the fill within each letter)
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Put that on the dried painted board and used a ballpoint pen to transfer the outline of the letters
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Filled in the letters with black paint
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and then – the scary but wonderful part (all that painting work – you don’t want it ruined)
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scruffed it up by sanding lightly across the whole thing
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Hang outside the pantry and enjoy
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Chat soon -

linking to:  Beyond the Picket Fence


  1. Just a little "pretty" is ALWAYS nice. Like your sign a lot. Thanks for visiting at Buttermilk Cottage today. Please come back often.

  2. Lovely job! You did a great job on this!


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