I sanded the wood down a bit, but not much because I didn't want it "perfect". We still had paint leftover from the hallway makeover, so white it became!
After I painted the three boards, Josh screwed another smaller piece behind to connect the all boards together.
If you're lucky enough to have a Silhouette - making something like this would be easy. More power to you. However, this is how I'm not so lucky, so this is how I did the lettering:
I found a font that I liked and printed it out rather large. I think it was 550 pt. or close to that.
Then I cut out each letter and traced it onto the boards with pencil. I wouldn't suggest pen as the color can bleed through some paints.
Using a small paint brush, I filled in each letter with acrylic craft paint.
I decided to go a little lighthearted with the sign-- we had already "given thanks" with the mantel. : )
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