I have a blank wall in between the hallway door and the door leading to the master bathroom (above). I realize that the picture above jumps to the finished project, but how boring would a picture of a blank brown wall be? The space has always bugged me, what should I use to decorate there? I saw this sign in a catalog early this Spring and loved it. Not enough to pay over $100 for it, but I loved it. A few days later, I saw a tutorial on younghouselove for their subway sign and thought that method might allow me to mimic the idea of the wooden subway sign.
I bought a plain 24x24 inch block of wood (MDF, I think) from Lowe's that I think cost less than $1. I had white and red craft paint and mod podge, and I was ready to begin.I was ready to work on my piece when I realized we were heading to our friend's ranch that weekend. Darn, another weekend and no project. Until I remembered that the ranch also is home to this "shop"/craft room extraordinaire (below). So, to the ranch I went with my supplies.After sanding the wood, I painted it white to pop against the dark wall color. I used a dry brush and wiped off with a damp paper towel. After the paint dried, I selected a phrase "Every day I Love You More" and enlarged it. I printed the saying with a space for the "Love" and with the word "Love." I tried both painting the Love red and using alphabet stickers. I liked the look of the stickers better, but if you can print it in color (regular was $6, color was $64!), you would certainly save some time. It probably took me 2 months from paint to mod podge because I tried different fonts, lettering, colors, etc. If you are less...ahem, shall we say concerned with how things look, it wouldn't take you as long!
Once I was happy with the look of the letters, I was ready to mod podge. Those are not air bubbles you see, it is the wood grain underneath. I liked the grainy texture of the wood coming through my piece of paper. If you don't want that to happen, I suggest gluing a piece of cardboard or poster board underneath the paper first.
The final product.Not perfect, but I like it-at least until I add this to the room (um, probably in its place-oops)!
*I'm linking to Today's Creative Blog Get Your Craft On Tuesday since I get tons of great ideas from her site.
I'm also linking to Jen's Weekend Wrap Up Party because she finds the best projects (I add at least 3 projects a week to my to do list from her ideas!) and has one of my most favorite blogs ever.
because Jen is linked with the CSI project and this project also fits the Wall Decor theme, I'm linking here