This project uses an old piece of tongue in groove board, some ASCP Graphite and some simple stencil letters to create a fall subway art sign.There’s a bit of a story to the wood used in this project…..it all started last fall when my husband decided to put in one of those hatch staircases into the attic of the garage. There was an entry there already, but no way to get there without using a ladder. The ceiling of the garage is covered with beautiful tongue and groove boards, so the existing hatch was beautiful.
We used it for a couple of projects at my daughter’s rustic barn wedding, making a sign to direct guests and another to direct them where to sit during the ceremony.
But it seemed a shame to just let them sit in the garage once the big day was over. And I’ve always wanted to try my hand at subway art. In fact, that’s the thought I’d had in the back of my mind since the board came down. A small version was a great way to start.
With a quick coat of Annie Sloan chalk paint in Graphite, the sign took on a new life. Once it was dry, I got out my Martha Stewart Alphabet Stencil kit and added words that mean fall to me – family, walks in the woods, pumpkins, gathering, cider, country fairs.
Using ASCP Old White gave it an aged look. Then I waxed it with ASCP Clear Wax to protect it from dust and grubby hands. I even smudged some of the Old White along the edges to make it look like it was a well used chalkboard.
It’s sitting on the sideboard adding some instant art to the farmhouse kitchen. And the other piece, the larger of the two? Oh, I have Christmas plans for that piece!
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