The wood was in really good shape, had some character, and was super inexpensive, which is rare for reclaimed wood these days.
I started with a coat of white paint, then added some olive green paint as I was planning ahead to create that “weathered” look.
This next part was a bit challenging because I freehand lettered “be awesome” on to the sign. Next time, I’ll either use stencils or print out the letters and trace them on the sign.
I then lightly sanded the entire sign to give it that weathered and worn look, then attached a fastener for easy hanging.
This now hangs above our coat closet (in a very awkward space to photograph) on our way out to the garage.
Every morning I get a nice little reminder to take on the day and be awesome!
I have another reclaimed wood project in the works right now, a whole half of a barn door! So many possibilities, but I’ve got something up my sleeve and can’t wait to share it with you next month.