This was what it used to look like before:
After that dried, I painted over the whole board with some Martha Stewarts paint (I can't remember the colors I mixed) that have this amazing pearly shine. After that dried completely (the next day), I peeled the letters, revealing the black paint from underneath:
I then cut another stencil of words that said "Est. 2001" and painted that turquoise layer on top of everything. I almost went with "circa 2001" but it didn't seem quite right:
That was it - - I think the sign is much more updated! Looks great topping the Gallery Wall:
So if you don't have a family sign, grab a scrap piece of wood and make one - you can do it!!