Paint: diy wood planked REFRESHMENTS sign
Make this large wood planked sign using scrap pieces and bright paint.
I recently participated in the Creating With the Stars contest where 12 diy bloggers were selected to create a project based on a certain theme. Each blogger was paired up with a star blogger who served as a mentor, I got lucky being paired up with Becky from Infarrantly Creative and we actually won the first round with our knock off project: sliding barn door console.
Then came Round 2: Paint.
And we came in 2nd to last place 🙁 with our family refreshments station:
But I still love the giant refreshments planked sign and today I’m sharing the full tutorial so you can make your own.
How to make a wood planked sign:
– 1x wood scraps of different widths all cut @ 10″l
– 1/2″ plywood (10″ x 52″l)
– 2 – 1×2 @ 52″l
– 2 – 1×2 @ 11 1/2″l
– finish nails & nailer
– wood glue
– paint of multiple colors
Step 1: Determine the size of your sign using brown kraft paper.
Step 2: Cut enough 1x wood scraps at 10″l to make up the width of your kraft paper. My sign measures 52″w. I used 1x2s, 1x3s, 1x4s, and 1x5s wood scraps.
Step 3: Paint wood pieces.
Step 4: Determine placement of painted pieces then glue and nail onto plywood backing.
Step 5: Print out letters. I used Ariel Narrow Bold font at 600 point.
Step 6: Line up printed letters on wood boards, work from the center outwards and be sure to center letters top to bottom.
Step 7: Using a ballpoint pen trace outline of letters using heavy pressure.
The pressure of the pen creates an indent in the wood.
Step 8: Paint on and inside the indent with white paint.
Step 9: Add dimension to the letters with dark brown shadows.
Step 10: Sand to distress.
Step 11: Add 1×2 stained frame using glue and finish nails.
Step 12: To hang use a French cleat.