Flavor of the month: Western Decor. I love it. I want a little. Maybe a lot.
But for now, I'm going to start with just a little of the Old West in my home, and see how it goes.
There are plenty of catalogues I love, selling very expensive (but beautiful, cozy and charming) Western themed decor. However, I thought, starting off slow, it's easiest to DIY a little bit of Western Decor, and see if I like it in my home.
The first thing on my list was to make a hand painted sign, and I found inspiration for this idea HERE .
I love the words on this sign, but I wanted to lettering bigger and a little brighter. I searched around Pinterest for a free font that struck my fancy, and found one called "Nashville", which I then downloaded to Word.
Next, I pulled on my trust cowboy boots, and headed to our basement (yee haw!), where I searched for the perfect piece of wood, that would be the right length to hang above the coat closet.
A length of scrap plywood fit the bill. It had a few dings and dents, but that's what I was looking for.
I painted the plywood black and waited until it was good and dry.
As I waited, I typed in the words BOOTS, CHAPS AND COWBOY HATS in the font "Nashville" and printed them off. I used the font size 200 to make the letters extra, extra large. I then cut out the letters and traced them onto the wood with pencil. (All of this because I stink at eyeballing letters).
I then filled the letters with white paint. (I didn't have the right sized paint brush so I used on old make-up brush!)
Once the paint was dry, I sanded the whole piece down with some sand paper, and then a little steel wool, to try and age it a little bit.
I used my favorite method to hang the sign ~ pop tops and hot glue. (See HERE for a little more detail)
And there you have it! Perfect for hanging above the coat closet! So far, I like a little Western!
Do you have any Western decor DIY's? Or are you a full-blown cowgirl or cowboy?
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