Directly under my sink and above the cupboard doors is a piece of wood that looks like it could be a drawer but it's really not. I thought it would be a perfect place to add a verse of Scripture and I chose Psalm 34:8.
I printed and assembled the image first. Now normally I would use graphite paper underneath to trace/transfer the image . . . and I did . . . the first time. What I found was that any place I pressed on the paper, left a smudge on the white wood that would not come off. SO . . . I had to repaint the board and start over. This time, I just scribbled a regular pencil on the back of the template, not trying to fill it in completely. This worked perfectly as you can see in the third photo above. The image was just dark enough to be able to see but no smudges of carbon.
Using regular acrylic paint and a very fine brush, dipped in water to thin the paint each time, I painted the verse on. Now here's my dilemma. I felt like it was too bold and stark and since my kitchen is going for that 'retro/vintage' look, I decided to sand the image so it looks as if it has worn off over time. The photos above are how it looks now. Below, are the contrasting photos.
What do you think? I can always go back and repaint it so it's dark again but I decided to let it go for a week or so and see if it bugs me or I love it.
So, opinions please: Sanded or dark?
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