White Wash Farmer's Market Sign

Happy Monday.  Hope your weekend was great. 

I bought this French Market sign awhile back for the new house.  I was not sure if I would have wall space in the new tiny kitchen but I loved it and thought I will some how make this work.

This is what it looked like when I bought it.

This is not the greatest picture but you can see the market sign.  It was a dirty gray looking sign.  It was screaming making me pretty!!!!

I bought a black frame at Hobby Lobby on the clearance and painted it white.  It fit perfectly around this sign.  Score! 
After I painted the frame white and put it around the sign it was really looking dirty gray to me.

So what I did was get out my trusty white paint and added water to the paint.  About 1/4 cup paint to 1/4 cup warm water.  Then I took my paint brush wet and dipped it in the paint and painted it over the surface of the sign.  I took a wet rag and  wiped off the paint.  This allowed for the stencil to come through.  I did this 3 times to get this white/gray wash look.

I like the white wash look to this sign so much better than the dirty gray look.  

Working on getting the kitchen done to show you soon.  This sign makes a great addition to the kitchen eating area. 
Have a great week.

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