I love Spring! After the dark, cold days of winter, having days that are warmer and seeing flowers and leaves begin to bloom is a refreshing change! This year, I am trying to change my decor around based on the holidays and seasons coming up. Enter this easy “Spring” sign. I was at Michael’s Arts and Crafts store last week and saw a plain wooden sign that said, “SPRING.” I love the ombre look and thought that this sign would be perfect painted using three different shades of a fun Spring color.
Over to the paint aisle I went, looking for light and airy Spring colors that had at least three shades that were similar. There are so many choices! Pink…purple…blue…green…yellow. Pick your favorite color or a color that matches the rest of your decor. I chose shades of green because I really liked the way the shades looked together. The three colors I chose were “Celery” for the lightest color, “Lime Green” for the medium color and “Green” for the darkest color. I also picked up a clear coat of paint with specks of glitter to give the sign a nice shimmer. If you don’t have paintbrushes and sponge brushes, you will want some of these as well.
I couldn’t wait to start this project so the sign got painted the same afternoon I bought it. I started with the lightest green (Celery) and painted the entire sign with that color. The small paint brushes in the package I bought were really useful for painting the small spaces in between each letter.
My sister was over for my birthday and she finished the other two layers of paint. The darkest color green went on the top third of the sign and the lime green went on the middle third. My sister used a sponge brush in between each color to blend the colors so that they faded into each other instead of having a distinct line from one color to the next.
After all three colors dried, we put the clear, glitter coat over the entire sign. At first, it looked like the glitter paint had taken over but after it dried, there was a pretty sparkle on the sign. I put my finished sign on the fireplace mantle to remind me that Spring is just around the corner. What are your favorite Spring projects?