Coordinates Sign – Mark Your Spot!
Hi! I just wanted to create a short post to show you this fun coordinates sign I made for a friend. I love the idea and I think I will need to make one for myself.
I just think this is the coolest idea ever. One of my friend’s neighbors is moving to a different state so she wanted to get them something to remember their home in Whittemore, IA. She had seen a sign that had the coordinates of a business and thought this would be a good gift for them.
I told her I would paint it if she got the coordinates. I am not sure what site she went to but these are to just outside the front door.
My husband says these coordinates are the ones used in Architectural and Engineering designs. I don’t really know about all of that but I think it turned out really nice.
The board is the same lath pieces that we use in our classes. It is 20″ wide and 12″ in height and is about 1 3/4″ deep. We have used other sizes as well. The one for the Valentine Class was a little bigger at 22″ wide and 15″ in height.
They have been really popular.
This is the first blue one I have created. We use a latex paint and thin it down to the consistency of a stain. Then we roll it onto the board. It is thin enough that some of the grain still shows through.
I create all of the letters and numbers on my Silhouette then cut them out. They are traced onto the board for painting.
After I paint the design on the board I give it a good sanding with a sanding block to weather and distress it a little bit. I just love the final look.
Sometimes I will paint the board a darker color first then do all the steps above. Then when I distress it the dark paint/stain shows through. Either way is a fun look.
I hope her friend will love it and it will be a nice reminder of all their time in Whittemore!
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