Make a simple wood sign with the wood slat and white painted ampersand sign tutorial. Add it to your farmhouse or rustic industrial, modern country decor.
Hello Home Made Lovely readers! This is Shonee again here, visiting you from Hawthorn & Main!! It has been so fun for me to stop by each month and share one of my latest projects with all of you! I am a huge fan of changing out my decor…. on a semi-regular basis. I like to use purchased art as well as DIY’d art. What I love most about this sign is that it is completely customizable. Let me show you how to make your own simple wood sign!
Simple Wood Sign Tutorial
1. To begin, you will need thin pieces of wood. I have access to a table saw so I was able to cut them myself from a 2×4. If you don’t have a table saw this project is still doable. Lumber stores usually carry wood called “wood lath.” It is basically small pieces of wood that are about .3 inches thick and 1.5 inches wide. Which is the perfect size for this project!
Once you have all of the wood slat pieces for the inside of the sign cut to length it is time to make the frame. I did a mitered edge on this but a straight edge would look great too!
After everything is cut it is time to assemble!
2. Using your staple gun begin by staple the frame together. You can add wood glue before stapling for added strength.
3. After the frame is stapled, lay the wood slats onto the back of the frame. I spaced out my wood slats just slightly to give it a more rustic feel.
4. Begin to staple the wood slats to the frame. Once the frame and wood slats are all stapled together it is time to stain and paint!
5. Apply the stain first and allow adequate drying time per the stain instructions on the can.
For a step-by-step tutorial on how to stain wood, check out this post.
6. While the stain is drying, you get to choose what design to put on your wood sign. I am still a huge fan of ampersands. I cut this using my Silhouette Cameo. You can also purchase stencils or make one yourself.
7. After the stain was dry I laid out my vinyl stencil and gently dabbed on some white paint using my paintbrush. I removed the stencil immediately so that I would get a clean paint line.
I really like how this wood sign turned out! It is very light and was pretty quick to throw together. I think I will probably be making a couple for more!
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Thank you Shonee for sharing!
What design will you put on your sign!?