I haven’t made resolutions for the past few new years because I usually forget about them after a few weeks. This year as a family we came up with a short list of things we wanted to focus on everyday and I made the list into a large piece of art. I love that this large 3 foot high wood piece is reminiscent of an early 20th century subway sign.
It is durable enough to hang in an outside eating area:
It is simple enough to rest on a side table:
And it is bold enough to display on a mantle as the focus of a room:
Here is how I made it:
Step 1: I bought a ready cut 2′ x 4′ piece of wood from my hardware store and had them shorten it to 2′ x 3.’
Step 2: I also bought long wood molding strips that were 1/2″ wide and 1 1/2″ deep. I started on one edge of my large flat piece of wood and marked where I would need to cut.
Step 3: I used a large mite saw to cut the corners at a 45 degree angle. If you don’t have a mitre saw you can use a simple plastic mitre box and hand saw. There are only a few cuts so it won’t take that long.
Step 4: I squeezed wood glue onto one of the long edges of the underside of my large board…..
…..and turned it over onto one of the long wood trim pieces and used hammer and nails to secure it.
I repeated this step, fitting each piece carefully into place until my piece looked like this:
Step 5: I used these little “nail-in” brackets from the hardware store as well to secure the corner pieces.
Step 6: I sprayed the entire wood piece with primer.
Step 7: I sanded it down to remove any significant wood grain. Then I sprayed the entire piece with white spray paint.
Step 8: I created this little template using Powerpoint to that I could space the letters for each line. Feel free to use this one or at least parts of it.
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