I've had this idea in my head for ages and finally got around to it!
I knew I wanted something wide to hang above our french doors and I've liked several signs I've seen on various blogs and Pinterest. One that I particularly love is the Grocery sign hung in the kitchen in Sarah's Cottage.
|Sarah Richardson Design|
Here's how I made mine:
|Gathered supplies: wood board, wood letters, craft glue, paint,|
paint brush, tape measure, string slightly longer than the board.
|Measured up 2 inches from the bottom of the board and ran|
a string the length of the board. 2 inches because that meant
my letters would be centered vertically. I tacked the string in
to each end with push pins.
|I measured in 2" from the left and placed the|
first letter and 2" from the right and placed
the last letter.
|I placed the remaining letters in between the first and last,|
eyeballing to make sure they were evenly spaced.
|I glued the first and last letters first.|
|I then glued every other letter. I figured even if my spacing|
became slightly off, I wouldn't throw the entire word off,
at most I could only slightly misplace one letter at a time.
|I let the letters sit for a while once glued to make sure they|
were good and stuck.
|I wanted some depth to the final color of the sign, so I started|
with a coat of brown.
|Added a second coat of muted turquoise. I used craft paint|
for all colors because I happened to have it, but could have
used interior paint instead.
|I ran a wire across the back of most of the sign to make|
hanging super easy.
I like the letters that have layers or are tapered because I think it makes the finished product look more substantial. The entire piece cost about $35 to make but could have been done more frugally if I had chosen single layer or even cardboard letters.
Also, yes those are temporary blinds on my back door. Yes, I know how terrible they look. I just haven't decided what I want to do there permanently. And yes, I have lived in this house for about a million years now. Priorities ;).