Blessings sign faux weathered wood

Using some scrap wood found in the garage I decided to add the word “blessings” since it would be placed in our
dinning room.

Carbon Mill Finish PaperStain
Acrylic Paint, Steel Gray and White


Craft Paint Brush

 I painted the wood using some grey craft paint using  a dry brush.

I Found a font I liked in word and printed  out “Blessings.”
I traced the letters  using carbon paper directly onto the wood. 

Using a sharpie, I traced the letters and filled them in.

I dry brushed some white paint over the whole piece then applied some wood stain which was dipped in a wet cloth. I lightly applied it over the whole piece then wiped it off to give it a worn look.
I gave the whole piece a very light sand.
I wanted the wood to look worn so I took the electric drill and had some fun (shhh…don’t tell my husband)
I then dipped a pencil into the stain jar and filled in the distressed areas.  I guess you could call this the poor mans stain pen. (tee hee)
Then wiped the excess away, I wanted it darkened just a little bit.
I added a mixture of real white pumpkins, faux pears and a few of my painted grey pumpkins. 





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  1. It looks great Kristin! I just pinned a similar weathered board on pinterest….great idea for a centerpiece!

  2. I love this project. I have pallets just sitting around, I should rip a few apart and do something like this. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Wow! What a cool idea to add the word! It looks lovely on your table. Beautiful photos. I saw the original idea on Pinterest, too 🙂
    Have a wonderful day!

  4. What an absolutely wonderful idea Kristin! It looks so lovely with the pumpkins and pears and perfect for celebrating this season! 🙂

  5. Process and finished project, just PERFECT. Blessings is my tag line – I've said it and written it every day since I was about 11, so I have a special affinity for anything made using the word. I love that you used your work as a centerpiece. Beautiful. P.S. I love power tools too!

  6. Kristin, Blesssings… perfect word to choose. You did such a great job!Even with the detailed tutorial, i know I couldn't do it. NO craft skills whatsoever!
    Love this –
    Have a pretty day!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous Kristin!! Thank you for the tutorial, I would love to give this a try for our home! Hope you are well, lovely lady! I am off to catch up on all I have missed…may take me quite a while, I think!! Hugs ~ Txx

  8. Just perfect, Kristin!

    I have missed visiting you, I am only just now feeling like making the blog rounds.

    I do love you, hope you know that!

  9. I love your BLESSINGS! Thanks for sharing, I was wondering how using a sharpie would work (since I'm not to steady with a paint brush)now I know it can work beautifully~

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