A dear friend who is having her second baby contacted me to make some custom signs for her baby boy’s room. I was super excited to try out a new technique and make some adorable signs for the new bundle of joy. I’m breaking the process down and sharing how I made these Painted Baseball Subway Art Signs.
I started with a couple of 12in pine boards cut to 12in and 24in.
I painted the boards with some white paint that I had lying around. Each board got two coats of paint for good coverage.
Once the white paint was dry I gave the whole boards a good distressing. I hit the edges and went over the front of the boards with a sanding block to expose some of the wood underneath.
Then I fired up the Silhouette and cut out my vinyl. Can I tell you that it took me like 6 months to get brave enough to use this thing? Oh and I love it!
I used some transfer tape and applied the vinyl to the front of my boards.
Once the vinyl was on I used a foam brush to apply 2 more coats of my letter color, which was white. I was hoping that this would help prevent any bleeding from the top coat color. It worked like a charm too by the way.
After the white paint was dry I added the top color. The soon to be mom of two wanted classic Americana colors so I choose a dark red and dark blue.
After I did a couple coats of blue and red it was time to remove the vinyl lettering. I waited for the paint to dry fully, then I started the long process to removing every letter.
Once all the vinyl was removed it was time to distress! The mommy wanted the signs to have a vintage feel to them so heavy distressing was in order! I went over the entire sign with my sanding block, paying close attention to the edges. Both signs got a matte clear coat to protect them and they were done.
I am so in love with them!
Isn’t the Little Slugger sign just precious?
I had a lot of fun making my Painted Baseball Subway Art Signs and I hope you enjoyed them too!
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