Welcome to day #8 in the “It’s a DIY Christmas” series and link party!
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Because I couldn’t find the source, I couldn’t follow a tutorial…if there was one. Here is what I came up with on my own:
I put on two coats of the chalk paint, let it dry, and then used a regular piece of chalk to outline the “J-O-Y.” I used red craft paint to paint in the chalk lines…I didn’t worry about it being perfect. I did two coats of the red.
Then I took a smaller brush to draw some shadowing with brown craft paint. I also painted a small, red border around the whole sign to give it some pop.
After the paint had completely dried, I got my power sander out and distressed it with 120 grit sandpaper. A block sander would work just fine.