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Farmhouse “Faith” Wall Decor | DIY

I started by filling the holes in the middle MDF board and glued all three pieces together with E6000 glue.

Painting and parts for Framhouse Faith project
Then I painted the MDF boards white with multi-surface craft paint. Wonder what the screws are for? stay tuned!

All parts painted with two coats of paint. The acrylic white paint was purchased from Walmart and can be found at any craft store. The copper paint is named “new penny” and was purchased from Target. I bought 5 inch MDF letters from Walmart also about a year ago, and just never got to use them until now.

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Here, I arranged the letters on the MDF board plaque before using the E6000 glue to them down.

So I mentioned above that the wood used for this project is scrap MDF boards. They are actually from an old twin bed. I used the screws to cover up the holes on the side and it turned out to be my FAVORITE part of this wall plaque. It adds character to it. 🙂

All complete and beautifully adorning my wall.

I think it took about a week to complete this project. I worked on it whenever I had some free time (busy mom struggle). However, it could easily take a few hours  to complete if not for the wait time to allow the glue and paint to dry.

What do you guys think? Would you make this decor plaque?

Abs

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DIY “LOVE” Valentine’s Day Decor

Hello my lovely readers! 2017 is slowly but surely rolling by. Can you believe it is February already and Valentine’s day is right around the corner? Do you know what that means? It’s time for a Valentine’s day DIY project. Think L-O-V-E.

Yep. This simple Valentine’s Day LOVE sign is made with wooden letters, paint, glue and a piece of wood. Only 4 items!

I used a piece of wood about 1 inch thick and about 12 inches in length as the base of the sign. On the right is the stained piece I used.
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This is a draft of the final product.
Next, I painted the wooden letters. These were purchased at Walmart at $1.47 each. I know red/pink is the traditional color of Valentine’s Day, but I chose satin gray to keep it versatile and neutral.  I used several coats of paint on all side of the letters except for the bottom to leave a rough surface for better glue (E6000) adhesion to the base. 
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Now the finished product. I am so excited about the turnout. Lovely! I want to make another one. Possibly HELLO!

Love is in the air on my staircase ledge.

So what do you guys think? I am very excited to share this DIY project and I look forward to hearing from you all 🙂

xoxo,

Abi

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DIY “LOVE” Decor Accent

Hello, my lovely readers! 2017 is slowly but surely rolling by. Can you believe it is February already and Valentine’s day is right around the corner? Do you know what that means? It’s time for a Valentine’s day DIY project. Think L-O-V-E.

Yep. This simple Valentine’s Day LOVE sign is made with wooden letters, paint, glue and a piece of wood. Only 4 items!

I used a piece of wood about 1 inch thick and about 12 inches in length as the base of the sign. On the right is the stained piece I used.

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This is a draft of the final product.

Next, I painted the wooden letters. These were purchased at Walmart at $1.47 each. I know red/pink is the traditional color of Valentine’s Day, but I chose satin gray to keep it versatile and neutral.  I used several coats of paint on all side of the letters except for the bottom to leave a rough surface for better glue (E6000) adhesion to the wood base.

Now the finished product. I am so excited about the turnout. Lovely! I want to make another one. Possibly FAITH.

Love is in the air on my dresser.

So what do you guys think? I am very excited to share this DIY project and I look forward to hearing from you all 🙂

xoxo,

Abi

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DIY Rustic Wood Crate Sign

Is anybody else as crazy about wood signs as much as I am? Wood signs make lovely gifts and the best thing about them is that they can be customized.  A name, symbol, letter, quote, phrase, etc, can be handwritten on any wood surface. After seeing so many ideas for wood signs on Pinterest, I was bent on making one or several of my own.

After researching several wood signage techniques, I found out that the easiest was the one that involved tracing. Yep! You heard me read that right! I got to use that good old pre-kindergarten tracing technique that I learn decades ago. img_7042-1

To begin this project, you will need:

  • A computer with printing capabilities
  • Printing paper
  • Pencil
  • Wood template/sign – I used a wood crate.
  • Craft paint
  • Paint Brush

Here are the quick easy steps I followed:

  • Chose the word or phrase you plan to make a sign of
  • Type your chosen word in the font of your choice using Microsoft Word.
  • Print
  • Shade the back of the printed sheet with a pencil (to make a diy carbon paper)
  • Tape the paper to the surface of the wood
  • Trace the words on to the wood with a pencil
  • Paint your little heart away! In other words, paint in the letters or word(s) with your paint brush. Use 2 -4 coats to your satisfaction. 

This was by far an easy project but it might take between 1 – 3 hours to complete because you will need to wait in between paint coats to avoid smearing.

Keep in mind:

  •  If you paint outside of the letters, use a clean wet paint brush to wipe the excess right away.
  • Use several small tip brushes (size 000 – 1)
  • I’m in the process of adding “sweet home” to the bottom of Home. Updated photos coming soon.

Do come back soon!

xoxo,

Abi