One of my all time favorite Christmas movies has got to be “It’s a Wonderful Life”. It’s not even specifically a Christmas movie, is it? What a great life lesson George Bailey learns.
We recently watched the movie and a brief documentary about the making of it as well. Would you believe that it wasn’t initially the hit that it is today? I was surprised by that.
At any rate, I was inspired to paint some Wonderful Life signs. With an oak cut out and some milk paint, I came up with this…
The base coat is a wash of lucketts green allowing the oak grain to come through. It looks more green in person. The lettering is painted in typewriter and tricycle. I used furniture wax and a hint of antiquing wax in the top coat.
I am still working on decking the halls here. We’re planning to trim the tree this evening…perhaps we’ll watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” again. It never gets old! What is your favorite holiday classic to watch this time of year?
This sign will be up for grabs at West End Garage this weekend.