OrangeYouBold: Let’s eat or hang it on the wall

Published 8:18 am Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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Tricia Stroud

Hello beautiful people. Last week was uneventful and I am not mad about it. We dodged Tropical Storm Nicholas and possibly gained an unexpected day off.

I am back this week with the project you didn’t get to see last week. Remember that many of my projects are made specifically for my home. I have always loved the large signs that say eat in a kitchen or dining room.

There was an opportunity for me to fill a space in my dining room and I felt like an eat sign would be perfect for this small space.

The easy part was deciding what to put there. I know it is hard to believe, but I tried to find a sign that I could purchase. It didn’t go as planned.

I found several that were not grand enough and the cost was $50 or so for a very small sign.

I purchased and spray painted the letters in a large size and just needed a background for them. I considered many things like wood, metal, and fence boards. I simply did not want to deal with anything too heavy and I wanted a simple project.

I wanted the contrast of black and white for the sign.

I started thinking of a lightweight product and decided on a blank canvas.

The cost of this project was under $15 for a sign roughly 12 inches by 50 inches.

I centered each letter on a blank canvas and attached it with hot glue. The letters were assembled in less than five minutes. The 12×16 canvases were purchased in a pack of three for $5.97. I purchased the letters at a local craft store when they were half off totaling about $6.

Plain canvases need a hanger on the back, and I simply used a metal paper clip hot glued to the back of the canvas. I would not recommend this for anything heavier. It worked out perfectly for this project.

The sign has been hanging for a couple of weeks with no issue. You could paint your canvas and then hang your letters or even attach the canvas to a larger piece of wood for depth.

I give this project two thumbs up for difficulty and expense. Check this project out in detail on Facebook at Orange You Bold. Email any requests you have to Keep trying until you love it. OrangeYouBold…yes I am.