So after a quick wash and taping around the windows because I’m notorious for getting paint where it doesn’t belong (please tell me I’m not the only one!) I hit it with a fresh coat of semi-gloss black paint.
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Right, about now I was feeling brave and happened to have white paint for the back porch. So I decided to bite the bullet and paint the numbers on it too. I mean how hard could it be- right? (Insert Mr. Cottage’s worried frown).
So I hopped on the computer and headed over to Picmonkey. If you haven’t tried it yet, I use it for EVERYTHING! From editing the photos you see on our blog to making the template I’m using in these photos. For this project, I went in under design, selected other and made a white background. Then I used the font Princess Sofia, adjusted No. to 543 and 1127 to 1020 with No. slightly higher. Then saved it to my computer and printed.
I cut away the extra paper, and while Mrs. Cottage held her breath and covered her eyes I taped it to the door in the place I wanted it to be.
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Then using a rounded carving tool (yep- still don’t know the name) to leave an impression of the script. If you try this be careful not to let it slip.
When I untaped the templet it looked like this.
Then I filled it in with white paint using a fine paint brush.
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It took about three coats of white to get it really crisp, then I went around the edges with black just to make sure my lines were straight.