Make it Monday: DIY Farmhouse Sign

Make it Monday: DIY Farmhouse Sign

DIY Farmhouse Sign

This week, my daughter and I were trying to think of the perfect sign to hang behind our piano. I knew I wanted something “music-themed” and I wanted to try to make something. We went through our scrap wood pile and found this:

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We measured it around another long, thin board we found and painted the back board white.

 

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We then pulled the framing pieces off and cut them to the correct size. I chose to make it easier on us and not miter them. We then stained the framing pieces.

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We reattached the framing pieces.

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When we were thinking of something to put on the sign, we decided on a quote from one of our favorite hymns, “How Great Thou Art.” We quickly created a stencil on our Silhouette Cameo.

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We cut out the stencil and placed it on the sign. We then traced the stencil.

And then we filled in the traced stencil.

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We then attached D-ring hanging hardware to the back of the frame and called it finished.

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I was really pleased with how this turned out. I can’t wait to get our family room painted so we can hang it up! I’ll surely show it to you when we do.

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Have a wonderful week! Join us again Wednesday for a look at our newly organized bathroom vanity.

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Make it Monday: How to make a farmhouse wooden planter box

Make it Monday: How to make a farmhouse wooden planter box

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I tried a thing, and it didn’t work. I tried to build some box shelves for my bathroom, but I really wasn’t getting the desired result. So instead of wasting $40 I spent on lumber, I decided to repurpose it. I used two boards to make pipe shelves in our bathrooms (which I will show you soon), but then I had all these other boards.

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I have been crushing on those simple stained wood planters that people use as centerpieces, and fill with all sorts of seasonal goodies. So I decided to give it a go.

To make a planter box, you will need:

1 1X6 board, at 34 inches long

2 1X4 boards, at 36 inches long

2 1×4 boards cut at 6 inches long

Wood screws

Drill bits and drill

Screwdriver/ phillips drill head for power drill

Wood glue

Wood stain in your desired color. I chose Minwax Dark Walnut

 

My first step was to lay out my materials and make sure I had everything I needed.

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I then began attaching my 36 inch 1X4s to the sides of the 1X6 board. This will create a box with open sides.

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Next, I closed in the open sides with the two six-inch 1×4 boards.

If you have any nicks, holes, or splits, you can fill them in with wood filler. I wanted a rustic look, so I didn’t fill in a lot of the holes. I wanted it to be a little beat up.

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Next, I stained my little planter box. I used Minwax Dark Walnut and I applied two coats, with 24 hours drying time between the coats of stain.

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After letting my box dry completely, I discovered it was the perfect length and width for my dining table.

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I filled it with boxwood plants, green hydrangeas, boxwood spheres and green apples.

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And then I hit up Pinterest to drool over all the pretty ways people decorate these wooden planter boxes.

Take a gander:

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Decor Innovation

How cute is this planter with the white mason jars and greenery? So simple and so pretty!! I may steal this idea for my own home.

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Must Love Home

Here is a cute Christmas idea that you could use all winter long. I love the icy branches and pine cones up against the wood stain.

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The North End Loft

Here’s another super cute Christmas/Winter idea. Those candles and red berries are too cute.

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The Idea Room

Since fall is right around the corner, I thought I’d share this beauty. I love the candles, the berries, the pumpkins…I love everything about it.

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Sophia’s Decor

Here is a great spring or summer idea…are you noticing a pattern here? Florals, filler, and candles. Doesn’t get any better than that.

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Far Above Rubies

…Unless you put fresh blooms in it, of course. Isn’t this pretty?

 

If you make a farmhouse wooden planter box, what will you put in it? Comment below and share with me!