Category Archives: Home Decor

Made: Wood Sign

Heading to a bridal shower today and decided to make another sign. As she’s an all-things-vintage-loving lady, I chose a font reminiscent of a movie poster from the 20s. Admittedly, the painting was a little trickier with all the straight lines and angles, but I think it came out pretty well.

full sign

mr and mrs close up

lorentsen

est close up

sign overhead

We would love the opportunity to create one for your family – or one you can use as a gift. Email us at etwotendesigns@gmail.com for details.

Made: Wood Sign

Rather than pick something off the registry for my husband’s cousin’s wedding last spring, I decided to make the newlyweds-to-be a custom sign.

Some scrap wood, graphite paper, paint, sandpaper, and a little patience were all that was needed for this one-of-a-kind commemoration of their wedding day and the beginning of their family.

wood sign

wood sign

wood sign

We would love the opportunity to create one for your family – or one you can use as a gift. Email us at etwotendesigns@gmail.com for details.

Made: Wood Plaque

Brooke’s friend Julie got married in Charleston, SC on May 25.

I had found out ahead of time that How Deep the Father’s Love For Us was going to be sung during the ceremony and is one of the groom’s favorite hymns.

I started out with a scrap piece of 1×10 and had it cut down square. I sanded it, applied three coats of taupe, and then three coats of chocolate brown. After another sanding, this became my canvas:

"Canvas"

I laid out the words in Photoshop in a font called Dock11, printed it all out, and taped everything together. Then I used this really sweet product called graphite paper to trace it onto the wood.

Tracing

Then it was just a matter of painting in the lines… The funny part of the story here is that I didn’t finish it in time, but I realized the morning we were leaving that we were going to have about a day and a half in Charleston prior to the wedding. So I filled up one of those travel shampoo bottles with some of the paint, and packed it in my carry-on, along with the wood. Sure enough, while the hubs was having a nap before dinner on Wednesday, I was able to finish it up. (Wish I’d thought about getting a photo of my makeshift art studio on the floor of our hotel room!)

And here’s the final product:

Finished

Here’s hoping it reminds Josh and Julie of their special wedding day for years to come!

• • • • •

E2:10 Designs can create a custom wood sign like this one for you! Email us at etwotendesigns@gmail.com for information and pricing.