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!

21 comments:

  1. Love this Kim! Thanks for sharing!

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  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.

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

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

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

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  6. Absolutely beautiful sign! Pinning this!
    Blythe

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

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

    Pamela
    PBJstories.com

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  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.

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

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  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...

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

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  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

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

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

    Ginger

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  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
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  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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