I was so honored to be asked by Shannon to do a guest post here on AKA Design!
I usually have a bit of trouble decorating for the holidays each year because I’m not a huge fan of bright red and green decorations. My decor tends to be on the neutral calm side and that’s how I like to keep holiday decorations.
My hubby came home with a trashed wooden crate the other day that had two perfectly good sides. So, I thought it would be fun to make a wooden sign out of it that could be used for our holiday decor. I love aged wooden signs and never seem to find any good ones so I just make my own.
Here’s how I did it.
First I took the two good pieces of wood and laid them on the ground to make sure they were straight and lined up well.
Then I flipped them over to attach the support beams on both sides.
For the support beams, I just used more pieces of the same crate. I just wanted to use what I had on hand. I attached the beams with screws from the back.
That’s it as far as building the sign. Next, I whitewashed the front a bit, making sure to leave wood exposed in areas.
I thought it would be fun to do a Christmas Tree Farm sign, perfect for the holidays. So hubby and I came up with Riverview Christmas Tree Farm. I simply used a word program on my computer, typed the title using Arial font sized to 300. I printed this out and placed it on the sign to make sure it fit.
After making certain that it was going to fit on the wooden sign, I cut the letters out and used the remaining paper as a template. Simple and free. And it doesn’t need to be perfect. The idea is for it to look aged.
I used a paint color called forest khaki from Glidden. To make the letters stand out a bit more, I outlined them in black paint.
After it dried completely, I took a piece of sandpaper to it and sanded off some of the white paint.
And that’s it!
Here’s how it looks in the room….to attach it to the wall, just use a picture hanging kit.
Total cost of this project, NOTHING!
Again, thank you Shannon & Dean! Have a great day!!
Thank YOU Diana!!! Hope you all enjoyed it! Let us know what you think in the comments, okay? And don’t forget our Link Party is still going on to show off your projects.