I received a few messages regarding the ‘Tree Farm’ truck sign that I made and posted on Facebook yesterday. I already made plans to make some wood round signs today so I figure I’d record as much of the process as I could to share with you tonight!
Over the past few months, we have been cutting down dead trees on our property to prepare for a pole barn that will be put up. Since we had such a bounty of logs, I asked my husband to show me how to use one of the chainsaws to create my own wood rounds. Now, of course, you could skip this portion entirely and just buy wood rounds and jump right to playing with your chalk and transfer! For me, after cutting the rounds I placed them in the oven at 200 degrees for an hour and a half, this is just to ensure that there will be no creepy crawlies that will be playing on your new pretty sign.
I used a belt sander to sand down the rounds after they were thoroughly cooled, followed up with sanding with 220 grit sandpaper to make sure they were as smooth as I could get them. I then stained the rounds with some leftover sample stains we had in the storage area of the house. Let dry for one hour.
Now, believe it or not, I actually managed to make a video of the transfer process! This is one of the largest transfers offered through chalk couture so don’t be intimidated by the size of the truck. If you have smaller projects in mind, there are smaller transfers that would work perfectly! I just loved the idea of having a versatile truck to use with every season (so many other options come in the original Vintage Truck package).
I sealed the wood round using Aleene’s Acrylic Sealer in Matte Finish. I’ve used this sealer for another outdoor palette sign I did and that sign still looks great after months of being exposed to the elements outside. I absolutely love this Vintage Truck transfer, if you’re interested in this particular transfer, you can click here. But I implore you to take a peek at all the other transfers that are available! There are so many different colors to choose from and you can use this stuff on glass, chalkboards (of course), and so much more. You can take a look at all of these things on my page here! If you have any questions about these transfers, you can always contact me!