Saturday, December 17, 2011
Farm Fresh Eggs
Here I am with my old cabinet doors again. This particular door had flaking varnish and was in really rough shape. I did not sand it down at all because I wanted a very primitive sign. My husband made me some rooster shutters a few months back and I had two roosters left over so I decided to put one of them to good use. These are wood cut outs that I purchased on Ebay. I like that the relief of the rooster gives the sign a three dimensional quality. To start out, I painted the sign with Colonial Red American Accents paint by Rustoleum. This is an indoor outdoor paint that can be used on metal or wood. Then I applied the rooster cut out with epoxy glue. If you are going to put the sign outdoors, I suggest you tack it on to the board with a couple of tacks. Once that was set securely on my door, I stenciled Farm Fresh Eggs across the whole sign. My daughter didn't like that the rooster was white so I streaked some different browns on him. I trimmed in the details with a little yellow and outlined my letters with black. When that was all done, I hand sanded very hard and where the original varnish had been flaking, the red paint just chipped away leaving a wonderful naturally aged look. There were some holes drilled in the cabinet door and I neglected to fill the holes with putty. Not too worry. I have a drawer full of rusty screws I scavenged from other projects and I screwed them into the holes. Some of the streaking on the rooster wiped away when I washed down the board to get the sanding dust off, but that is okay. This sign looks truly primitive and that is what I wanted it to look like. When it was complete, I sealed it with Valspar satin clear spray that is suitable for indoors and outdoors. That should set the paint and keep it from wearing off even more. Wouldn't this be great on a chicken coop or in a country garden?