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We are so close to the end of our school year. Eight more days to go. Research papers are soon due. My house looks like a library threw up--books everywhere! I am itching to get to the many many projects I have lying around our house and our garage. One small project was to make a sign for our bedroom. I wanted a verse that would encourage me. I came across this one: "Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for him:...." Ps.37:7 I knew that this would be too long for the board I chose, but the first four words were perfect for me. I have a huge problem with worry, so I thought this would be a good verse to see when I go to bed after making so many decisions during the day. It would also be good to remind myself every morning when I start my day. I used one of the boards from a pallet. I painted it with my sample paint I had for my walls in our bedroom--a stone color. I copied the verse in a font I liked--sorry, I can't remember which font. The words were too big, but that was a good mistake. I thought I could make the words "in the" smaller and with a different font. To transfer the lettering I colored on the back of the letters with a charcoal pencil. I positioned it on the board where I wanted it and then tacked it with some painter's blue tape. I then traced around the letters like this. See, I told you I was a visual person. This is what it looks like underneath the paper after you trace over the letters. It transfers the charcoal onto the board. Using my Sharpie Paint Marker I traced and colored painted in the letters. I let it dry but not long enough and sanded over the lettering to make it look worn. I wanted to mention that when I painted the stone color on, I did NOT go all the way to the edges. I wanted to get that sanded -worn look without actually having to sand like crazy. I stained it with dark walnut stain to age it. It is perfect! I want you all to know that I used a level when hanging my sign. I hammered in the nails, hung up the sign, and it look crooked. Apparently the guy who built the closet didn't level off things. I had to mess with the nails so the sign didn't crooked with the ceiling nor the closet. I also sewed some new Linen curtains. I am loving the change in our bedroom. Any new projects for you? Linked Up With: