Hey there!  It was such a beautiful weekend for us here!  We were able to enjoy our little league opening day and a birthday party for my niece and although it was jam-packed, I managed to squeeze in a little DIY!  It took about 30 minutes and $20!

The giant blank space above our PB Inspired Storage System , in our gameroom, finally got the best of me and inspired me to make this Wooden Family Sign;)

Here’s how I did it!


MDI letters from Hobby Lobby ($1.25 after sale)

4 – 1×4 furring strips ($1 each) cut down to 58″

11 – 3/8″x1″ Hex Lag Screws (hardware store $0.36 each) and 1 bag of 5/16″ flat washers (hardware store $2) These were in the nuts and bolts isle.

I started by spray painting the letters with Rust-Oleum Heirloom White🙂

While I waited for the letters to dry, I built the sign.  I used Gorilla Glue Wood Glue and my nailer to attach scrap 1×2’s to the back of 4 1×4’s.  (You will also need to attach your mounting bracket, if you plan to hang it on a wall, now).

I then stained the sign with Rust-Oleum Dark Walnut Stain.

Next, I used Gorilla Glue Epoxy to attach the letters to the sign.

Now for the fun, finishing touch!

I wanted an industrial look for this sign so I chose to add the galvanized hex screws.  I marked off where I wanted the hex screws to be placed (I chose random spacing) and pre-drilled a hole for each screw.  I then added a washer and tightened the screw down with a wrench.

That was it:)  30 minutes and less than $20!

I love how it fills the space now:)


Nothing like a cheap and quick DIY:)  If you love it I would LOVE pins;)  Thanks ~Ashley

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  1. I love this! I have been looking for something to put above the french doors in my kitchen and this would look amazing. Thank you!

  2. That is soo super cute!! I already have the f a m i l y letters and didn’t know what to do with them. Last summer our Dido re-did his front porch and I saved the floor boards!! I know exactly what I am going to make!!
    Thanks so much!!

  3. You are awesome, u have become my favorite blog!!! I can wait each day to check my email an see what cool thing u have created!!

  4. This is sooooooo cool!! Thanks for sharing, I love your blog & the fact that “I” can make most of your projects.


  5. Ash!!!
    ADORABLE!! I LOVE it!! Guess what this girlie is gonna bust out this week???
    Ummmhmmm.. One of these babies! You girlies rock! Thanks for sharing 🙂