|February 8, 2011||Posted by Jessie under Crafty Things, Gifts, Paint, Wood|
My sister-in-law’s birthday was last week and I wanted to make something special for her. She recently refinished some furniture in her bedroom and is redecorating so I thought I would make something to go with their new decor. This is what I came up with:The wood came from the rest of the door from our built-in desk. I painted it with Martha Stewart Driftwood Gray (leftover from our new entry bench) on all sides.
Next, I found my scripture and figured out where I wanted the words on the board. For the smaller font letters, I used a stencil from Joann’s ($1.99).
For the larger letters, I used the same font as the smaller letters (Papyrus) and created my own stencil using freezer paper. For some of the blobby parts or black spots that were on the board that shouldn’t have been, I got a QTip and went over it with the gray to cover my mistakes.
After that all dried, I covered all sides in burlap fabric. One side of the board had an indention from where the door hinge was and one was hollow so Mike covered it with a small piece of wood. Because the board wasn’t perfect all around, I figured fabric would be a cute way to cover the imperfections. It adds to the feel of the whole art too. I hot glued it to the front and then hot glued and stapled it to the back to make sure it would stay in place.
The only cost for this project was the stencil for $1.99 and a couple hours of my time. I love how it turned out so much that I’m searching for some scrap wood to make one for our house too!