Line up the board and then secure the supports with 1 1/4" screws. I love using tools.
For a more distressed look, hammer to the edges of the boards and pound around the surface with the head of the hammer and/or a crow bar. The indentations will pick up more of the stain.
Transferred to the wood:
I applied the green stain to the C first and then the dark stain on the rest of the boards:
The dark stain is oil based so it is easy to apply and wipe away:
Using some teal acrylic paint, I brightened up the C. If you like the look of the color stain, use the stain. Otherwise, you can skip the color stain and just use the craft paint.
Tape off the center stripe of the flag (approximately 7.25" each section)
I used white latex paint for the stripe and then went around the house touching up the walls.
After the paint dries, sand the white paint until you achieve you desired worn look:
I applied a little more dark stain over the top. You can sand the entire sign, but I only wanted to wear down the white stripe.
tie dyed shirts from the summer and CO flag sugar cookies.