Custom Name Board

A couple months ago, my cousin Andrea asked if I would make a name board for her sister-in-law and new brother-in-law that she could give them as a wedding/housewarming gift.
She drew out an idea and told me to use my “creative license” to figure it all out.
She gave me the invitation from their wedding in June so that I could have an idea of their colors and wedding theme.
It was an ivory card with brown and gold and little teal birds.
We toyed around with some different ideas, but because of the lack of vinyl options at my local Jo-Ann’s and Michael’s, I ended up following the invitation to a “T”. 
I bought a board with beveled edges, about 10″x24″ in size.
I spray painted the board in the blogger famous Rustoleum Heirloom White (which was actually my first experience using it, oddly!  I know, what a blogger faux pas!).
I chose a font for the last name and cut it out of brown vinyl on my Silhouette machine, and then chose a gold vinyl for the first names of the bride and groom to overlay on top of the last name.
I used the same brown to cut out “est. June 2, 2012” (their wedding date) and used some teal paint to paint on a couple of little birds.  I didn’t like the boldness of the birds, with the shabby chicness of the board, so I sanded them down a little to give them a softer appearance.
And here she is:

I added two saw-tooth hooks to the back to hang it.  
I was pretty pleased with how it turned out and my cousin Andrea said it was exactly how she envisioned it!
Love when that happens.  šŸ™‚
I’ve added this to the shop too.
You can see it here.
Completely custom to however you want it to look or say and whatever colors!
Love,



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