I recently saw this amazing beach sign on Pottery Barn's web page and wanted it for my wall above my TV. I'm doing a gallery wall around my TV and thought this would be a great place to start. They didn't have it in the store, but I could have ordered it. It was $59 plus $11 for shipping and handling, a grand total of $70! I thought that was a little too much so I decided to have a go at making it myself.
Total ... $18.52
YOU WILL NEED
A 4'x 8" plank of pine wood
8' of rope
1 can of stain
One pack of D ring hooks to hang your art
Paint for stencils
Small paint brush
Cut two blocks of wood 3" x 8" for the back. (furring strip}
Start by lightly sanding the rough areas of the wood, dust off, then start staining with a soft cloth till you get the color you want!
I actually had the paint and the stencils, but it would only cost about $8 more! You can buy a little bottle of craft paint for 50 cents and usually the craft stores have a coupon for 40% off for the stencils. They also give military discount at A.C Moore's.
Cut your rope in half, then tie a square knot evenly in the middle. Place it at the end of the board leaving about 2 inches on each end then hot glue it in place.
Bring the rope around the back to meet then cut the excess rope. Hot glue it in place.
Now you are ready to nail the wood in place! I just butted it up against the rope and nailed it in place.
I decided not to stain the back, but you may want to.
Next step: Place your stencils where you want them to be. Using a small brush or stencil brush, paint your letters on. You can tape them on or have someone help you out by holding them!
I wanted my letters to look just like the Pottery barn beach house sign so I filled in the gaps!
Take a piece of sand paper and lightly sand over the words just to give it an old worn out beachy look!
That's really all there is to it! Now it's ready to hang. I LOVE how it turned out!
It's a work in progress! Please stop by soon for more details on how I will complete my gallery wall with more Diy projects!
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Have a great week. :)
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