This project was inspired by this sign below that I saw on Pinterest. I finally managed to finish this project the day before Father’s Day, so this is my hubby’s Father’s Day gift!
I had been planning this project out when I received an email from CozyWallArt.com offering me a vinyl. I decided that it would be a good idea to have the “Office” wording in vinyl. I received it very quickly, which was much appreciated after the experience I had with a vinyl I ordered for another sign I had previously made. You definitely want to check them out if you are looking for vinyl wall art.
I also wanted to incorporate an “arrow”, like in the inspiration picture, but decided to get a little more whimsical and use this pointing hand offered by The Graphics Fairy.
The sign itself is a fun shaped tray that was on clearance at Hobby Lobby. Originally $29.99 it was on sale for $6.00. The size was right and I really liked the shape, so I felt it was worth getting to make over into a sign.
After removing the handles, I decided to paint it using Annie Sloan Coco and Old Ochre chalk paint. I painted the insert with the Old Ochre and the frame portion with Coco. Then I used clear and dark wax on it.
I added the vinyl lettering and then I applied the pointing hand using Transfer Artists Paper, which is an iron on paper that works on many surfaces.
Once that was done, I took a step back and felt it needed something else. I decided to do my version of “shading” on the vinyl lettering. I just used a brown Sharpie marker to outline the letters.
I attached a picture hanger to the back and there you have it ~ tray to Office sign!
My husband uses the home office about 2 days per week, depending on his travel schedule. This office is more functional than it is pretty, so I don’t really show it on the blog. Here you will see wires, papers on a desk, and the trash can pulled out, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t try!
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