Lets do something a little different on The Whole House today! We are going to talk about a little DIY project and hopefully help you have an inspired Monday!
This year for christmas our budget was tight (when has it not, been am I right?) So I decided to do HOMEMADE PRESENTS! Woohoo!! Homemade presents are the best right? And since I was really ambitious and thought I could conquer the world and make everyone the perfect gift I headed to pinterest to get some ideas. I already had the main idea in my head, wooden signs. I love wooden signs! I mean how could you not?? LOOK!
I made a 22″x22′ square sign and hand painted it. I headed to lowes to pick up my supplies. Here is my supply list.
- 1 – 1x6x8
- 1 – 1x4x8 (you can also use a 1×3 or 1×2 for this board)
- Gorilla Wood Glue
- 1.25” brad nails or finish nails
I had the wood cutting guy at lowes cut my boards for me. (THEY DO IT FOR FREE PEOPLE!) I had them cut:
- 4-1×6 at 22″
- 2-1×4 at 22″
- 2-1×4 at 15″
I then brought all of my supplies home and started staining my wood. Like I said I was on a budget to I used a homemade wood stain that was AWESOME! You can find it here. (http://www.blesserhouse.com/2015/01/the-most-natural-inexpensive-way-to.html)
After staining my wood I lined the 4 1×6 up and made a square, I then took a the 2 1×4 that were 22″ and the 2 1×4 that were 15″ and laid them on the back of the square as if to frame it.
I glued the “frame” on the back and then nailed in a few finishing nails. I flipped it over and I was done with the building!! Now on to the painting. I hand painted my signs, so they weren’t perfect but I was okay with that. Some people prefer to use stencils, thats fine! Its for you house, do what you want! In the end mine looked like this.
Have fun and be creative! Its really simple and adds so much to a wall!!