My husband has always loved motorcycles, but he especially loves vintage Indian Motorcycles. A few weeks ago, we were antiquing and he found (and fell in love with) an old Indian Motorcycles sign. It was a tad bit out of our price range (and by tad I mean hundreds) so sadly we couldn’t take it home with us. But it got me thinking, “why couldn’t I just paint him a sign like that?” So I did some research online how to create the “vintage” effect when painting and found some really awesome tips. I gathered up my supplies,
shut the craft
room door (so my husband couldn’t see) and painted away. It took me a couple days to finish, but I was
MORE than pleased with the end result.
This sign looks like it’s been around for years and years. I loved it so much, I decided to give it to
him as a gift for our 7th wedding anniversary on June 18th,
2012. He was floored! He loved it so much and couldn’t believe that
I painted it (painting has never been my thing – but I think it’s going to
officially be one of my many things now). Rustic, chipping and peeling paint: just like
I wanted. Now I am constantly on the
lookout for pieces of wood to start my next painting endeavor! The only problem is, we are pretty much out
of wall space in our home, so I will just have to start listing these signs in
my etsy shop and share the love with everyone.
|My Inspiration: The Real Deal|
|Our sign loves its new home on our mantel|