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. Made this for my family room!! Looks amazing and really completes the space. Thanks so much for the awesome idea!!!

    1. Awesome Jill! We would love for you to email pictures to us so we can share it with our Facebook friends;)

  2. Hi!! I love this sign! I made one a couple of weeks ago for my kitchen but it is so heavy, I’m not too sure how I should hang it. What did you use to hang yours?
    Thanks so much! I just love your blog and all of your projects! 🙂

    1. Hi Tiffany! I used a picture hanging wire that I purchased from Hobby Lobby but you can get them at Wal-Mart too! I also made sure to anchor it into the wall!

    1. Hi Steph, I think they are about 12″. They are the only MDI letters available at Hobby Lobby. Hope this helps!

  3. Found this site on accident last night and couldn’t get enough! 🙂 This project looks super easy and super cute! Can you tell me what size letters you used as well as what the finished measurements are on this sign? That would be helpful for me! GREAT JOB!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!!

  6. 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!!

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


  8. 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 🙂