Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Arrows to Point the Way

I'm in love with all the arrow stuff I see everywhere nowadays. I've also been wanting to try my hand at some of the pallet board art that's all over Pinterest. So, I decided to combine the two. Now, the boards I used are not true pallet boards. These are just short boards I picked up in the odds and ends bin at Menards. Now, if you haven't seen the odds and ends bin, you need to find it! There are all sorts of shorter board ends in various lengths and widths.  I've found everything from plain pine to white oak to cedar siding ends in there. These ends are perfect for sign making.

After I picked my boards, I cut out two different arrow shapes using my cricut on contact paper. I used this as a stencil on my boards. I used acrylic paint and a sponge pouncer to do the paint. Then I lightly sanded with a sanding sponge. I used a coat of Minwax Early American stain over the top and TaDa! Fabulous signs!

I used a piece of cedar siding for this simple black arrow.

I did an ombre effect on the coral arrow into orange and I could not be happier with the results. I am addicted to making these now and need to make lots more!

Don't settle for dull, live a refinished life!