Post # 1
Seems like every DIY project I tackle, I’m not 100% in love with the end result. What are your thoughts on these?
I wanted them shabby chic, vintage-inspired, chipped and weathered. I found some on Etsy but they were so expensive. I ordered the letters in the font I wanted in unfinished wood and then used an ivory crackling medium over black paint, and then I distressed the edges. I LOVE how the “We” turned out, but the “Do” ended up crackling a lot more (even though I did them at the exact same time). I even sanded paint off the “Do” and re-did them and it turned out exactly the same.
Fiance says he loves them (although I suspect he’s just telling me that to make me feel better). I guess it’s at least good that the “W” and “e” match each other and the “D” and and “o” match each other, but are they too far off each other to use? What do you think?
Post # 3
The photo isn’t loading for me, but I’m sure they’re super cute!!!
Post # 4
i would redo the “Do.” i really like this idea, and the “We” looks great!
Post # 5
I don’t know how kitzy saw the picture, but the picture won’t load for me either.
Post # 6
Does this work?
Post # 7
I can see it. I don’t know why your “do” is turning out differently, that’s realy strange. Have you tried slapping another coat of the white on top?
Post # 8
I agree, I would try to redo the Do. The We looks Great!
Post # 9
I’d redo the “Do”. I’m sure not many people will notice, but if it will make you feel better and you’ve got the time, go for it. Otherwise, I think this is super cute!
Post # 10
I can see it now! Have you tried Bakerella’s idea of putting a light coat of paint over it?
Post # 11
I’ll try the light coat tonight and if that doesn’t work, then I’ll sand it down and try again. I swear, someone is trying to tell me to put the DIY’ing away! LOL
When I talked to one vendor on Etsy, she told me how difficult it is to keep the crackling consistent – I think I now know why they charge so much!