Create an adorable farmhouse style Life Is Sweet sign with this easy to assemble kit. Let me show you how to recreate the look in two color combinations.
DIY projects are super easy when you grab a kit from my wood guys over at Twin Knobs Woodworking. The Life Is Sweet sign featured in this post is one of the kits they offer and I’m excited to show you two ways to paint it. Let’s go over the supply list and dig into this super simple tutorial.
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These are the supplies I used to finish my Life Is Sweet sign:
- Life Is Sweet Sign Kit
- Fluff Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Caviar Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Dixie Belle Clear Coat Satin
- Dixie Belle No Pain Gel Stain in Walnut
- Tobacco Road Voodoo Gel by Dixie Belle
- Paint Brushes
- Makeup Sponges
- Gorilla Glue Stick
To complete your own Life Is Sweet sign, you will need to first paint and/or stain all of the pieces. This include the sign base, words and frame.
For this example I wanted a black base with white letters, so I started by painting the base with Caviar Dixie Belle Chalk Paint.
Depending on the coverage you are looking to achieve, you may have to do more than one coat.
Once the base coat is dry, apply Dixie Belle’s Clear Coat Satin to the entire surface.
Next, paint the letters for your sign.
I applied Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in the color fluff using a makeup sponge for this portion of the project.
Once the paint is dry, apply a layer of the Clear Coat Satin to the letters as well.
PRO TIP: You can get more than one use out of your makeup sponges if you cut off the tip that is covered in paint after use. Then you can use the remaining portion for your next project.
Now it’s time to stain the frame for the sign.
I stained my frame using No Paint Gel Stain in the color Walnut. Apply the gel stain with a clean cloth rubbing it into the surface and removing any excess.
Here you can see the difference in the Dixie Belle Voodoo Gel (water-based) that I normally use in comparison to the No Pain Gel Stain (oil-based).
Let the frame portion dry before moving onto the assembly of the sign.
To assemble the sign, I used a Gorilla Glue Stick. Simply glue your pieces in place and let it dry.
Once assembled, your project is ready for display.
You can see below how I flipped the colors to white with black letters to create a different look.
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