I've been a bit busy the past few weeks as hubby is on his second neck surgery in two weeks so I thought I'd go back and do a few posts on some details I did when I re-did my kitchen. Since the cupboards were all white now, I wanted to add something decorative to this board/panel under my sink.
Typically I use graphite paper to do transfers but when I used it on this, the graphite made a mess of the white paint. SO, after re-painting this board, I went with the good, old pencil-on-the-back-of-the-paper method. I still had to be a bit careful to not press my hands on the paper while transferring but it was a much cleaner result.
I had already printed out the words on the paper with my computer so after 'coloring' the back with pencil, I taped it onto the wood piece and traced over it with a pen, transferring the words onto the wood.
Once that was done, I just used craft paint and an very, fine tip brush to paint the words in black.
I liked it but I felt it was a bit of a 'stark' contrast to all of that white so I decided to lightly sand over it to distress/lighten it a little and I liked that much better.
Any place that I was not happy with, I was able to clean up with white paint. Any place that I had some of the pencil rub off onto the wood I was able to clean up with a Q-tip dipped in white paint.
I definitely preferred the lighter, sanded version.There were so many little 'projects' in this makeover and since I'm unable to do any new projects right now, I'll be posting on a few of those. The overall effect of lightening everything in the kitchen has made such a difference!
Don't you just love how paint can transform anything??
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