Yesterday I shared with you my new kitchen makeover.Today I’m going to share how I created the star of the show, my “All You Need is Love” Wood Plank Sign:
The cedar planks have been in my dad’s garage for the last twenty years! They were from the master closet makeover he did and were already cut to the perfect length – 30″ long! If you can believe it, they still give off a little of their fabulous scent! New boards would be such an air freshener!
I used wood glue to secure the planks together, with two planks running vertical along the back (shown on it’s side in the pic above). I was going to add nails, but I didn’t have any of the right length, and I really glued this puppy, so am fairly confident it won’t fall apart.Picture hangers were attached to the back to the vertical planks and into the top horizontal plank.
I designed the stencil on the computer and printed it out on a large format printer (download the stencil at the bottom of this post!). Using my Xacto knife I cut out the stencil. I used Martha Stewart stencil adhesive spray on the back and placed it where I wanted it and used my Martha Stewart foam pouncers to apply the paint.
For the hearts I had my daughter draw up a couple of poufy hearts – she is so much better at them then me! I cut them out, traced them onto the sign and used the foam pouncers again. They just give it that added textured look that was exactly what I was looking for.
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