Anyhow, when I saw the quote on the shirt I thought I could make something like that for my home.
I am not sure if I have told you all before, my husbands obsession with movies.
He has a dream of living in a movie theater. No, not really. He has a dream of owning a movie theater. Yes, really! So he has done his best to transform our living room into the movie theater of his dreams. I fought it for a while. Now I just go with it. And apparently, I am adding to it. I figure I might as well have some of my favorite movies represented.
So here's what I did. I knew that I had an old piece of wood hangin' around. I pulled it out and painted it with a sample of Behr paint in Sandstone. Then very lightly painted a small amount of green and blue acrylic paint in random spots.
Then I printed out the words and mustache on my home computer. Making sure to flip the wording. I used picnik. Cut it out and place it face down on the piece of wood. "Paint" the back of the paper with water. Then using the end of the paintbrush rubbed over the ink.
The "H" in the photo above is done. This will cause some of the ink to transfer to your piece of wood.
I sanded over the words a little after. We are going for an old western look here.
Almost finished. I just need to put a wire through it to hang it.
All finished. I decided that I wanted to add the goatee after all. I didn't have any wire so I took an old wire hanger from my closet, clipped the "hanger" part off and used that to hang it.
Want to know one of the best things about the project. It was FREE! That's right I had everything on hand. All it cost me was time and it didn't take much of that.
Thanks for hangin' out.
P.S. A big THANK YOU to those who voted for the Retro Pillow Challenge. It was so much fun. I tied for third and got a big ol' bronze star. Isn't it prutty!
You can head over to check out all the winners here. " Your a daisy if ya do"!
Along with the parties on my Party Page I will be linking to the Pinterest Challenge. If you have something you have made that you pinned you should link up to! It is so fun to see everyone's take on things! Host.