I've really been having fun with my dollar store paints on wood lately. This week I whipped up a new sign for the cottage on a board I pulled out of someone's trash pile. (We'll install it this coming weekend.)
I googled "sign painter alphabet" to find some samples of text that had the feeling I wanted. I didn't get entire alphabets, but I found enough to allow me to get the flavour I was trying for
I didn't worry too much about calculating the spacing (um, can you tell?), but since this is supposed to look like what it is (somebody's homemade cottage sign), I was quite satisfied with the result. If anybody ever wants to pay me for this sort of thing, I'll use a ruler.