January 20, 2011

Picture Molding Letter Art

I made this EAT sign using picture frame molding

You may remember me making other Signs and Letters 
with this molding and I used it on my kitchen hutch and on this bookshelf

I love using this stuff and I'm actually starting to panic a little because my supply is running low.

I cut the molding to size with my compound miter saw. 
 Let's hope a real woodworker never sees me working because I'm sure 
I don't follow proper procedure for cutting and measuring wood ;)

Here's the basic arrangement of the letters. 
I'm going to mount them on a board and put them in a cool frame I have

Here's the frame, very cool with an unusual shape but it has this....

....Two patches of missing trim.  I'm going to fix it...somehow.

I have no idea how this will turn out at this point, 
but I start with squeeze Spackle and squirt some on the bald patches.

I'm figuring if it doesn't turn out, I'll just scrape or sand it off and start over.

This is the kind of Spackle that is pink until it dries, then it turns white..
.in case you were wondering why in the heck I have pink Spackle. 

I used a nail to make little swirly designs in the wet Spackle. 

I let it dry and brushed on gold paint....

Then mixed up several colors to create this brownish, grayish... with a tinge of green... color
 and used it like a glaze by brushing it on my repair area then wiping off, leaving in the crevices.

I used a cotton swab to brush on liquid leaf gold paint over the raised areas.

And this is how it came out...
I'm pretty happy with it, it just kind of blends in with the rest of the design now.

A little closer look, this is the bigger area

And the smaller repair on the left of the frame

Here's the finished piece.
I ended up painting dark gray stripes on the black background 
and glued and screwed the letters on


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  1. Wow! Totally unique, I haven't seen anything like this before! Great job :)

  2. What a great idea! I love the gold paired with the dark gray and black.

  3. very cute idea...you've inspired me to be on the lookout for some old trim I can do a version of this on...now I'm on the hunt!

    thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  4. I love this!!!!!! I've been wanting to make something that says "eat" in my kitchen forever. I've also thought about something that says "yum" too. Great idea from your newest follower!


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