I don’t watch TV unless it involves Anthony Bourdain, The Bachelor, Food Network, or the NY Giants. So when my sister-in-law asked if I’d seen the “EAT” sign on Cougar Town, I had to say no. She was gushing about how adorable it was. I went home, googled it, and she was right. It was really cute! And totally D-I-Y-able. She didn’t want to copy it completely, so being the amazing Italiana that she is, she wanted to have a “CUCINA” -the Italian word for kitchen- sign ala Courtney Cox –with an FSL twist of course!
We hit up Joanne Fabrics and bought some scraps and cardboard letters, then I went to work!
I had some Mod Podge – which by the way is fabulous and everyone should have a jar of it in their house or two (just in case, lol) and some small paint brushes.
I started with my first letter and placed it on butcher paper to protect the work surface.
Crack open that Mod Podge, grab a paint brush, and apply a fairly thin layer on a small section of the cardboard (about a 2″ square).
Next, place a piece of fabric on top of the sticky surface taking great care to make sure it’s smooth and wraps around to the back of the letter.
Now, the rounded parts of the letters were not easy. I had to snip the fabric in a few places to ensure a snug fit. It will look sloppy if the fabric isn’t perfectly smooth.
Once you’ve covered the entire letter, it’s on to the next one!
I stuck on a few strips of double sided mounting tape, measured the placement on the wall, and ended up with this.
She was really happy with the outcome, and I thought it was really cute. Maybe I’ll make something like this for the empty wall in my powder room or on a blank wall in my living room…