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LOVE me some Wood Wall Art!!!

Hey friends!

Hope you all had a great weekend!  Ours was beautiful here!

Many of you have seen Ashley’s Reclaimed Wood Wall Art she did for above her couch a while back.  I LOVE hers.  In fact, every time I go to her house it makes me want to change the art above my couch as well!

So… I came up with this!

Here is how I made it!

I started with wood from Lowe’s.  This is the great part…

I went ahead and bought 8′ pieces and cut them in half to save money. I used furring strips for mine.  You can have Lowe’s or HD cut yours in half for you if you don’t have a saw.  Or, you can also use a super cheap hand saw like THIS one.  It’s really easy to cut this type of wood with a hand saw.

2 – 1×2″ furring strips

2-1×3″ furring strips

2- 1×4″ furring strips

My cost for wood was under $15!

Once mine were cut I laid them out like this…

Then I used 1/4″x 3′ birch project sticks to attach all the wood together.  These can be found with the other birch boards and they were really cheap… Like $1.50 a piece.

I marked where I would lay my stick and then added a little Gorilla Wood Glue!

Then I nailed my sticks to the boards like this.  If you don’t have a nailer you can also use wood screws!  Just pre-drill your holes and attach the screw through all the boards.

Next, I flipped it over and gave it a coat of my very fav…

Here it is drying…

Next for the fun part!

I used my Silhouette machine and Contact paper to make my stencils.  You can also buy your own stencils at a craft store or print your own letters and use a craft knife to cut them out with contact paper.

The font I used is called Arial Black.

I cut my L, V and E.  I also used a heart shape that came with a set of 9 hearts on Silhouette Software.

You can see a detailed post on cutting Contact paper with the Silhouette HERE.

 I lined my letters up first to make sure I liked it…

Then I put the outsides of the letters on to be my stencil.  I used some acrylic cream and coral paint to add my letters.

My final step before I hung it up was to shanty it up a bit!  I used an 80 grit sanding block to lightly distress each letter.  I LOVE the results…

To hang it I had to get the hubby’s help!  I just used 2 1/2″ drywall screws straight through the sign into the studs of the wall.  I used three screws on the sign and it is super sturdy!

Want to see it up on the wall??

What do you think???

I hope you LOVE it 😉 No pun intended….

If you do, I would love for you to share the LOVE and Pin it like crazy below! Oh I could go on and on 😀

Thanks so much!

~Whitney

63 Comments

  1. April Hamilton Grant on November 25, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Hi, just wondering what are the dimensions of the sign, and the letters please?

  2. Taylor on November 5, 2015 at 7:55 am

    What size is the overall sign, and what size letters did you use? So cute, would love to try

  3. Sarah 'Hosfield' Naranjo on June 13, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    I can’t quite tell where you screwed in the sign. Top? Bottom? Middle? I don’t want the screws to be obvious from the front. Thanks!

  4. Nicole Furtado on March 28, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    I love this sign and can’t wait to make it myself!

    What size are the letters?

  5. Vincent Lee on July 8, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Did you add a polyurethane coat after you stained this? I didn’t know if the acrylic paint would have an issue if you did or didn’t.

  6. Jeanette on February 14, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Did you get he project sticks at lowes or HD or from a craft store? I went to lowes and they gave me more furring strips? Are they referred to as a different name?

  7. Sophia on February 7, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    So you don’t need to glue all the boards together? Just glue/nail them to the birch sticks?

  8. Ashley on October 30, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    I LOVE the sign. Do you remember what kind of wood you used? Oak?

  9. Holly on October 14, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    what are the dimensions of the letters?!

    • Lindsee on July 29, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      That’s what I need to know! ):

  10. Becca on March 6, 2013 at 10:08 am

    If I wanted to make the heart out of rosettes how do you suggest attaching them?

  11. gwennie on February 10, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    i do LOVE it! i’m thinking of using the stencils to make a door mat for valentine’s day!

  12. Jill B. on February 1, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Hello! Is there anywhere to see the photos of this process? For some reason they’re no longer showing up in the post for me. I’d love to see how you put all the wood together! (Found you on Pinterest and I love the look of the original pin!)

    • Nancy on February 2, 2013 at 9:15 am

      I see all the photos, could be your web browser. Hope you get it worked out. 🙂

  13. Nhung Pham on January 11, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    You are so creative!!! LOVE!

  14. April Helps Rutter on January 4, 2013 at 11:14 am

    This sign is gorgeous – when you stick the contact paper stencil on the stained wood, do you have any issue with the paper damaging your stain when you pull it off? I’m concerned it might adhere too well and lift off some of the stain. Thanks!

  15. allie on August 30, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Love this! That stain color is fabulous!! I do have a very random question, where did you get your couch? 🙂 it is exactly what I have been looking for. Lovely blog!

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