Rainy Day DIY

Updated: Dec 31, 2018


We aren't planning on bringing much with us to Arizona, but I do want to bring a few custom pieces made at Dill Farms. I am sure I will be making a few signs, but when I saw this funky piece of scrap wood I knew I hat to use it for something! Today has ben an absolutely gloomy day. And as much as I would love to sit still, I just can't. I relax best when I am creating. So I stuffed my pajamas into my rain boots and headed out to the barn to look for some inspiration.


We still don't have a house picked out in Arizona, so I wanted to keep it as "generic" as possible. But that doesn't mean it can't be adorable! Along with upcycling this piece of wood, I will also be reusing Oui Yogurt jars to top off my tiny shelf with succulents! (I promise I will post an updated picture as soon as I get those finished up!)


Cheers,

Emily Vance

Click here to get the Cricut file. Be sure to adjust the size if needed.

I told you this piece of scrap wood was funky. It is roughly 15x5 inches and the shelf is roughly 2 inches deep.

It was covered in years worth of dirt, but Green Works helped take it all off!

Be sure to let your wood dry completely before you begin to work with paint.

Apply the base coat, I applied 3 coats of white. Once the paint was completely dry I distressed it a tiny bit with sandpaper.

Transfer your stencil, smooth out all bubbles, and seal with a coat of Mod Podge. Be sure to let the Mod Podge dry completely. This prevents your paint from bleeding.

Paint the top coat & dry completely.

Carefully peel the vinyl & touch up if needed. Unless it is going to be hung outside, you are good to go! If it is going outside, I recommend a layer or two of outdoor Mod Podge to protect the paint.


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