6.20.2011

DIY {Wood 'Love' Sign}


Good morning everyone!

Anyone else love Mondays? Don't think I'm crazy, but I just love having a fresh new week ahead of me, and Mondays make me feel really organized. Obviously this isn't the case every Monday, but it is today, so I'm taking it and running with it. 

I have a DIY to share with you today...remember the wood *LOVE* headboard I posted a picture of?



Yep, that one. We finished our version of it this weekend. :)

I decided I wanted to make it, but use it as art to hang over our bed instead since we already have a headboard. Our master bedroom comforter has branches and leaves on it, so it already has that outdoorsy/rustic look and would compliment it really well.

You will need:
-Wood boards {the more weathered the better}
-Screws and two 1x4 pieces of wood
-Chalk
-1 tube of acrylic paint in the color of your choice {$1.00}
-Small paintbrush

Here are the steps:

1. Get your wood: Since we just replaced some of our deck, we had extra wood boards from that just laying around.. perfect. I decided to use 4 boards because I liked the width the best for the area over our bed.

2. Have your hubby/bf cut the wood down to the length you prefer: The length I decided on was a little over 3 ft.

3. The next step is securing the wood boards together. Line up the boards first exactly how you want them to look on the wall.

4. Screw the 4 boards together: We used two 1x4's {pictured; easy to get from Home Depot or Lowe's} and Billy screwed them into place.



5. Now that the boards are screwed together, practice writing "love" or whatever word you want on the wood with chalk. Chalk was perfect to use because I could easily wipe off my mistakes with a wet paper towel.


6. Once I had the writing exactly like I wanted it to be, I simply painted over top of it. I used medium yellow acrylic paint. You can use a small paintbrush, but I just used one of those small foam paintbrushes -it worked just fine. 

7. Once the paint is dry, don't forget to wipe off any chalk that you can see. I forgot to do this step before taking pictures. I was just too excited, I guess. We haven't hung ours yet, but once we do I will share more pictures. :)


Here is the final thing!



After taking this picture, I wiped off the chalk you can kinda see around the letters.

 This project is my favorite DIY so far. I'm so happy with how it turned out and can't wait to see it hung up!!

credit for this project goes to: poppytalk

What do you think? Hot or Not? :)

Do you enjoy DIY projects? 


Weekend recap:

How was everyone's weekend? We stayed busy by working in the yard both Friday and Saturday. Our yard was a disaster zone - we spent hours trimming, weeding, mulching, and raking! It looks SO much better now and we're really glad to have it done. Saturday night I went out with some girlfriends for a bit...

  

Good times.

Billy took my Dad golfing yesterday for Fathers Day {love him for that}. While they were out golfing, I cleaned up the house and got all the food together for the cookout. I made a skinny girl taco dip, veggie plate, and these yummy Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Crustini's.



They were delish.


     


I bought my Dad a 1 hour golf lesson with a PGA golf pro for his gift. He is so hard to shop for {like most men}, but he loves golf so he really liked it. I also made a photo book from Shutterfly of pictures from our wedding, but it hasn't arrived yet so I told him he will be getting a belated gift, too. :)

How did you celebrate Fathers Day? Any really great ideas out there that I need to know about for next year?!

xo.


24 comments :

  1. I am a diy kinda girl i love to make things!!! Yours looks GREAT!! i will def try this and let you know how it turns out.. :)

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  2. Great sign!! Now ... you are more than welcome to make one for me :)

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  3. I am totally making that sign...thank you so much for sharing how to do it. Yours looks fabulous! I love that you used yellow on it as well :) So cute! Also your menu for your cookout sounds great...please share the skinny taco dip recipe if you ever get a chance :)

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  4. your sign looks wonderful! great job!

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  5. OMG! That pic of the pup is ADORABLE! and I love that LOVE sign. So beautiful!

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  6. Oh that is super cute. And something the husband might like too!
    xo
    Alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  7. LOVE IT! I think if we stained it a bit differently, and painted the word vino in burgundy it would be perfect for our dinningroom/livingroom/kitchen... although the wood boards also fit the bathroom theme... hm, i am seeing projects in my future!

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  8. I love this DIY project! I actually have been looking for a rustic yet romantic head board for my bed and this is absolutely perfect and (PLUS!) it's inexpensive! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Skinny girl taco dip? I need to check into that. I had a SG margarita this weekend. I love it.

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  10. I LOVE the headboard! I had seen a picture of it before and fell in love. The best part is how easy to make it seems (well, after getting all the wood cut up that is!) Thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. that headboard is amazing! I am so jealous.

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  12. Love the DIY project. Sounds like a great weekend. :)

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  13. LOVE IT!!! You did an awesome job :)
    When I saw you post it about wanting to make it, I showed Tony and said I am saving this to the computer so we can make it.
    I love it!!!

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  14. Those Crustini's look so good! Yum!

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  15. I love that sign!!! SO cute!!!! :)

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  16. Your board turned out fabulous!! Very impressive! :)

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  17. What a cute headboard! Such a great idea! Now following :)

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  18. your headboard turned out great! Nice work :)

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  19. WOW...such a great DIY! It looks adorable! And these tomato/basil/moz treats look delicious!!!

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  20. the head-board is adorable -- i actually just pinned it in pinterest :] your's looked like it turned out well! but i would love to be able to DIY, i just never have the time. but i am starting to make a list of all the things i want to do! -- hope you had a great tuesday!

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  21. Nice work! Love how you took your inspiration and made it real. It's beautiful :)

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  22. i made this!! stop by my blog and check it out!!!!

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  23. Excellently amazing and exciting too. Can you please mention me the source of your reference... I am happy that at least somebody gave this subject an attention.
    Studio Golf

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