This project started out as a test piece for another project which will be revealed on the blog next week. I like to say that I’m resourceful and don’t like for good things to go to waste, so I decided I would find a use for this painted piece of wood. When I visited my neighbor the day I painted this piece, I took it with me to show her and get her opinion. She really liked the vintage look of the lace print on the wood, and I walked away knowing my test piece was going to become a gift for her. I decided to make a name sign for my neighbors with this test piece, and I’m really happy with the way it turned out.
I then held the spray paint can about 10 inches above the piece and lightly sprayed a coat of paint on it. I didn’t paint too closely to prevent the force of the spray from bleeding underneath the lace.
When I lifted the lace and removed the tape, a beautiful piece of wood remained with a painted lace design on it. Isn’t that cool? I was so happy this turned out so well! I can’t wait to show you the project I was testing this process out for, but it will have to wait until next week. Now, remember, this project doesn’t stop here. I had to find a use for this beauty!
I decided to use these paint pens because I like the way they dry on wood. You can see the marks of the pen up close. Since I was going to make this piece look vintage, I thought the stain would settle into these creases and create a great look, which it did.
After a light sanding to create some distress, I pulled out my stain and used a rag to apply it and rub it in to create the aged look I was going for. I kept adding more stain until I achieved my desired result.
What do you think of this vintage lace painted wood sign? I really like the way it turned out, and I hope my neighbors do, too! Do you like the look of lace painted onto the wood? Do you want to give it a try? Make sure to visit the blog next week when I reveal the project that prompted this test piece. You don’t want to miss it!