You is Kind Rustic Sign

I think there are just a handful of people who haven’t read The Help written by American novelist Kathryn Stockett. And of course, I think everyone loves Aibileen.

When it was time to design some of the many items in the new Rustic Pallet Program, I knew that I wanted to add a quote or two to a couple of the pieces. The lines from Aibileen had really stuck with me, so it was time to use her quote.

40168 You is Sign Board

I started the project by spraying the piece with Krylon Satin Leather Brown. I love the great coverage you get with the Krylon spray – it’s just not worth it to try to paint the slats with a brush. Spray a couple of coats onto the Rustic Pallet, drying thoroughly between coats.


spray leather brown

Now for the fun part! I used Walnut Hollow’s 1 ½” letters and punctuation to spell the quote. After positioning the quote how I wanted it on the Pallet,

add punctuation

I placed the laser cuts from Michaels to add a nice touch. I used Tombow’s MONO Multi Liquid Glue to hold everything in place.

laser cut pieces

laser cut pieces 2

add letters

To keep the rustic look to the piece, I used natural twill tied on the top slat so I could hang the quote on the wall.

cotton twill

 A very easy project………with a great message for everyone from Aibileen!


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