This is such a great way to display an important date in your life in an artistic way. A DIY Roman numeral sign would make for a great gift. It could be an anniversary, birthday, graduation, retirement date or the day you moved into your home. Thanks to Just Call Me Homegirl for the fun idea.
I have been thinking of pictures, signs or any type of decoration to hang above our bed since I made the headboard a year and a half ago. I feel like that side of the room just didn’t feel complete.
Well, I finally decided I wanted to do our wedding date in Roman Numerals and then thought of a way to do it.
I looked in my scrap wood pile that I have leftover from other projects and I found a good size board that was supposed to be shelf but then realized I only needed two instead of three. It was good length at 3′ long so I choose it and got to work.
I knew I was going to paint it white and distress it but I wanted to stain it first so when I sanded it, some of the dark stain would show through instead of just the light pine.
After it was stained I used (Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Everlasting to paint it. I only did one coat because I knew I might paint it again once I put the numbers on it.
I found Diddle Dumpling’s blog post about transferring letters using water and a Sharpie so I figured I would try that instead of the wax paper transferring trick.
Images from Just Call Me Homegirl.
For the full instructions visit Just Call Me Homegirl.