DIY Large Wooden Letter With Milk Paint

When my clients come to me for custom orders I sometimes...okay maybe ALL the time...get knots in my stomach because 1) I've never made it before 2) Will it be difficult? & 3) Will the client love it?

This particular custom order my client wanted a letter "J" that was 3 feet tall that had a rustic industrial look.

First I gathered wooden slats together and traced and cut to form a letter J. then I sanded it down and prepped for paint. 

For the Miss Mustard Seed milk paint colors I did a combination of Grain Sack and Ironstone. After the paint was dry I sanded the piece to give it a distressed look and painted some graphics with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen to add a little industrial look to it. 

I have to say it came out better than I expected and my client was very pleased with it as well.

Home sweet home at my clients house. Definitely in harmony with her gray walls.

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