DIY Vintage Inspired Wooden Number Signs

These signs were custom order for a client and I really enjoyed making them. I used my Silhouette machine to stencil the numbers but if you can freehand then more power to you.

First I cut all 3 plywoods (12x10) and painted front and back with Annie Sloan Old White. Then I designed a number font on my Sihlouette machine and printed it out on a vinyl roll. I placed the vinyl stencil onto the wood and painted it black (I used Home Depot's Chalk Paint line in Carbon). Once I let it dry I sealed it with Annie Sloan Clear Wax.

I wanted it to look more vintage weathered (like it's been sitting outside) so I heavily distressed and dark waxed on the edges and various parts of the numbers. Once I was happy with the look then I clear waxed it again. 

These came out cuter than I imagined and I'm really happy.


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