I hope you guys are having a great week. If you’re following on Instagram you already know we’re taking a break at the cabin after working on the One Room Challenge for the past 6 weeks. It’s been so nice to have extra time to nap, hike, shop our favorite stores, grill out and completely unwind. The cabin is one of my favorite places on the planet so it was nice surprise to be able to get away.
About this time last year, I made a First Aid Cabin sign as part of the summer inspired mantel. It was really easy to make so I thought I would add a coastal inspired version to my booth space at The Pickers Market this year. You’ll need a piece of wood. This one is actually a piece of scrap wood, a crate lid, we had hanging out in the garage.
I painted the base of the sign in a really warm off white color called Coconut Milk by Valspar.
After the paint was dry, I used a ruler to draw the cross and stencils to create the lettering.
You’ll definitely want to make sure the lettering is straight and the scale of the cross is appropriate so take all the extra time you need to get it lined up right.
If you want to create a standard cabin look you’ll use a mix of primary red and country red craft paints. The color of the blue was created with primary blue and black.
If you want to create a coastal cabin look you’ll use a mix of duck egg and pure white for the top lettering and a mix of paris grey and pure white for the cross. Just mix the colors with a paintbrush on a paper plate layering one color after the other until you get the color you want.
Use a fine tip art detail brush to outline the letters first and then fill the color in with a bigger tipped brush where possible.
After the craft or chalk paint on the lettering and cross has completely dried, sand the entire sign with 120 grit sandpaper and add a layer of dark wax if you want to create an aged look. Here’s a look at a classic First Aid Cabin sign…
And here’s a look at a Coastal Inspired First Aid Cabin Sign…
I’m seriously so excited summer is on the way!