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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  2. I’m late to the game, but I LOVE this! I definitely plan on making something similar very soon. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  3. What size are the letters? I am heading to the hardware store tonight for paint colors and I’ll be picking the wood up for this too!

  4. Neither Home Depot nor Lowe’s or Walmart carries these Rustoleum products… at least where I live. Where did you purchase them?

    1. Hi,
      The only place I know that you can purchase the stain is Lowe’s. Rust-Oleum spray paint can be found at Home Depot and Hobby Lobby. If you are having a problem finding then in your area, I would just look for other brands in similar colors:). Hope this helps!
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