I'm sure you've seen by now that Britt and I have started an Etsy shop called 5oh4Designs. 5oh4Designs is a play on our 2 states area codes, 502 and 304. We thought it would be a cute and unique way to name our shop.
I currently live in West Virginia but I'm originally from Kentucky and I miss my home state and family every day so I made this sign for my home and will be displaying it our living room. I will also be selling these as a "custom" order piece through the shop with any state and color combo available.
This is a fairly easy DIY project. I just screwed together a few pieces of scrap wood and stained them. While that was drying I made a stencil using a Kentucky silhouette that I printed out on cardstock.
I cut the state out with an Xacto knife and I was left with a perfect KY state stencil.
Once the stain was dry I used reusable stencil stickers to add the wording and I taped the KY stencil directly to the wood and then I dry brushed on some white acrylic paint to the whole piece, right over top of the stencils.
Sorry, I'm a bad blogger. I forgot to take a picture of it painted...but you get the point...imagine the above picture with white paint all over it.
After the paint was dry I removed the stencils and wa-la! A perfect image of Kentucky and easy peasy wording. I hand painted the "HOME" letters on the state and called it done. This is a lyric from one of my favorite songs and one of my favorite movies..."It feels like home to me"...how many of y'all have seen How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days? Best ever! :)
What do y'all think? I love it, it reminds me of home and I am sentimental like that!
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