Milk & Cream Company Framed Stenciled Sign

April 11, 2016

I purchased this square frame at a thrift shop last year.  It and unfinished frame that I stained with the vinegar and steel wool grayish stain.  Then I never did anything else with it, until now, when I found a square of Russian birch plywood (for crafts) at my local Menards.  I think it was $1.99.

First I painted part of the plywood square with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.

Then I pounced on Knick of Time's Milk & Cream Co.  stencil with black acrylic craft paint.

I cut the plywood about a half inch smaller than the frame and nailed it on with finishing nails.

Lastly I distressed the frame with 220 grit sandpaper to give it a chippy appearance but barely sanded the lettering.  Then I applied Decoart Clear Wax.  It is a water based wax that I have come to like better than ASCP wax, because of it's ease of application.

I love how it turned out.  The frame gives the great sign even more presence.

Framed Stencil Sign from Knick of Time Stencils

Just in case you didn't notice, I had a super fun new logo created for my blog by Kasey Stevenson Buck!  If you need a new logo for your blog or business, I highly recommend Kasey.  You may contact her at
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Oh that sign is so dang cute. I would love to have you show it off at my Show and Share Party today.


  2. Sweeeet sign, Carlene!

    And I'm in LOVE with your new look! So you in every way!

  3. Another winner! Love the frame and stenciling.

  4. I love every single one of your projects! Do you ever offer classes?

  5. I love every one of your projects! Do you ever offer classes locally?

  6. I love Knick of Time's stencils, and your framed version is adorable!

  7. Your sign turned out beautiful, and I love our new logo!

    Thanks for sharing it at Talk of the Town - I'm pinning it on the party board and the Knick of Time Vintage Sign Stencils board too! :)


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