My dear friend, Becca, recently built a new home! Hooray for Becca!
It's a gorgeous abode and I'm so happy for her!
I wanted to make something for her as a housewarming gift,
and a painted sign was on my mind.
But I wasn't sure exactly WHAT! I was going to ask her what she thought her "word" was, but I didn't have to. It came to me in a conversation with her.
Becca likes to say BINGO!
When we converse and agree, she says "BINGO!"
Since we agree almost all the time, it's a word I hear from her often!
So of course a BINGO sign was what it had to be!
The hubs is so handy, and happened to have some great boards out in the garage.
I measured out how long I wanted the sign, and he cut it to spec (36" x 7")!
He also rounded off the edges of the board so it was ready to go!
I used just regular craft paint from a big box hobby store,
and did a couple coats to cover the board.
Then I pulled out my handy dandy pack of stencils and drew out the letters!
Becca's home is NICE, so I didn't want something that looked really "crafty", if you know what I mean!
So I measured and marked and measured again.
Once I was satisfied with the spacing, I started to paint the letters!
I didn't want it to look stenciled, so I painted the letters freehand with a brush,
instead of stenciling them.
Clearly not going for perfection here!
Now. I'm going to admit that it was looking scary at this point,
and I thought there is no WAY I was going to give this thing to Becca and expect it to hang in her home!
But I trudged on and stuck to my vision!
BriWax to the rescue!
Are you familiar with this brilliant stuff?
It's magic! Magic, I tell ya!
I got some sheetrock sander things from that handy husband of mine and set to work!
I rubbed and distressed and sanded and did it again.
And after three coats of that glorious, magical BriWax,
it started to all come together!
There! That's what I was hoping it would end up like!
A timeworn look!
B - I - N - G - O
Now to get over to Becca's new abode and see it in it's new space,
wherever that may be!
All because Becca says BINGO!