As most of you know I love most anything vintage or rustic looking. I have even fallen in love with some industrial items. One of the most fabulous things that I have learned about myself is that I defiantly love to make all of these things. So my friend Lacey and I decided that we where going to make some. Our first go at it together we decided to make a 4th of July sign.
So here is the first sign we did.. I love it and I don’t think its to shabby.
I also decided that we should do one with white letters just to see which one I like better and while we worked on sign number 2 I thought I should share with you are adventure and DIY if you ever want to make one yourself. Also we have decided that we would be willing to sell them if you feel like buying it instead of making one. You can email me and I will get back with you ASAP…
Steps to make your own 4th of July Sign.
Safety First – Gotta put on those safety classes.
Start with 3 pieces of wood (you may need to cut them to length. Hence the safety glasses)
Then its time to screw the back on. One screw for each board – you want to make sure that the screws do NOT go through the front of the board sign.
Time to paint and write you words, after it all drys I sand it a little (in some spots a lot) so it looks distressed and not so new. I got vinyl letters from walmart. Painted the boards all white put the vinyl letters on then painted over the letters with the correct color of the board. Once dried – time to peel off the vinyl letters.
Then its time to add some pretties – I got a bag of wood stars and painted them. The bag of stars came in 3 sizes. In this photo there is the large ( Red Star) and small star (Blue), I then sanded them too, so they looked a little rough.
HERE IS THE FINAL RESULT… LOVE LOVE LOVE How it turned out.. What do you think??
As you all know I have been working on making a industrial shelf for the bathroom. I have had some people ask me how much did it cost me to make this shelf, So I thought since I forgot to post it in Post 1 about making this shelf that I would include it in this post. So to make this shelf cost less then $20.00. It would have even cost less then $10.00 but I had to buy some items like goo gone and oil rubbed spray paint. My first post was about getting all those stupid sticky ooey gooey stickers off the pipes. Here is a picture of the stickers they put on the pipes.
If you choose not to leave it the natural color you buy you can spray paint it, For me I wanted it a Oiled Rubbed Bronze color – so I first put it all together to make sure that all I had everything I needed.
Then on to spray painting it – I hung a wire up between 2 post then just hung it on the wire – that way I could get to all sides of it and didn’t have to touch it.
While it is drying I start on my boards – You want to cut or find 2 boards that you want to use. I was lucky enough that I found 2 boards the length I wanted in the cheep wood pile at Menards, they also had 1 side already sanded and ready to stain. I did however sand the underside of them, just to make them a little smoother and more appealing to the eye if you where to ever look at the underside of the shelf. I chose the color Special Walnut for my boards.
I like my wood dark but not to dark where it doesn’t let the light parts of the wood show through. Once it dries then I cut whole it in. I measured where the pipes where to where you want your wood shelf to sit. If I where to make this again, I do cut my holes first then stain. As I had to re-stain parts of the wood after I cut the holes in the wood.
Once everything dries it time to assemble –
Once Everything is level and back together it is time to hang on the wall. Please don’t make fun of the ugly wallpaper in my bathroom, as I am still working on removing all the wallpaper in the house and this is my last room I’m doing. Here it is – The Finish product. My sweet husband thought I should take a picture of it with stuff on it so you get the full effect of the shelf..
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