July 23, 2012

All You Need Is Love... a Cedar Plank Sign

Yesterday I shared with you my new kitchen makeover.
Today I'm going to share how I created the star of the show:
{Of course the quote is from of my fav Beatle's songs.}
The cedar planks were in my dad's garage for the last twenty years!  They were from his closet makeover he did and were already cut to the perfect length - 30" long!  And if you can believe it, they still give off a little of their fabulous scent!  New boards would be such an air freshner!
 I used wood glue to secure the planks together, with two planks running vertical (shown on it's side in the pic above) along the back.  I was going to add nails, but I didn't have any 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 created the phrase on the computer (available for download here if interested - it is large, 28.50" x 21.96".  You can have it printed as an Architect print at Staples for inexpensive) and printed it out on my works large format printer.  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 and used my Martha Stewart foam pouncers.

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.
Happy Creating! ~Kim
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Kim is a Marketing Director by day and Crafter/Blogger/Blog Designer by night. She lives with her husband, three beautiful children, and her dog and cat. You can also visit her design site, seven thirty three – – creative blog design.  For even more seven thirty three fun, like her on Facebook or follow along via Twitter!


  1. Love this Kim! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies (please, notice the new url for my blog), under the Page 2 post on Jul. 23, 2012. Thanks again.

  3. Perfect...I would love to make one of my own!

  4. I am definitely going to make my own! I love it!

  5. Your sign is gorgeous!! I love the cedar, the fonts, the hearts, everything!!

  6. Absolutely beautiful sign! Pinning this!

  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!! Thank you for sharing!

  8. I <3 this with my whole heart! I Love Beatles I love wood I love signs it's beautiful!


  9. You;ve totally inspired me! Now I just have to go get the wood, paint, picture and stencil( i had no idea there was such a thing) adhesive.

    1. Yay! :) I use Martha Stewart Stencil Adhesive - you can get it at Michael's and it works perfectly!

  10. Woah, I love this! I had no idea there was such a thing as stencil adhesive either! Wow I would love to do something like this. Pinning...

  11. This is fantastic! My dad has a workshop full of great wood! I am going to have to visit his stash!

  12. I love this! This is a favorite quote in my family too. I'm getting ready to do a stenciling project so I will definitely try some of the Martha Stewart adhesive. Thanks for the tip!

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

  13. I love the sign ... It is so simple & cute! Visiting from SomedayCrafts linkup :)

  14. So pretty! I love the wood left natural. Great quote too!


  15. Love your sign - pinning this to do! Thanks for sharing! Found you on I Heart Naptime and would love if you stopped by my party to link this up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  16. This is gorgeous! The painting is lovely and the finish on the wood is so nice.

    I'm a bit smitten with this saying - such a great reminder!

    Stopping over from So You Think Your Crafty. =)


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