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Give Me A Sign, Wall art Project; Guest

27 July 2010

Hey This as Sandra from Sawdust and Paper Scraps back to share more with you.



When I was styling my basement entertainment center, I made a bunch of "old" signs that ended up being too small for the shelves.  So I made some larger signs for that space,

but I was left with all these that I didn't want to just throw away.


So, I decided to put them all together to create one big "art" piece.  I didn't have enough to make anything as big as I wanted so I actually had to create more small signs before I could create the "big one".


I cut and sanded some scrap wood in various sizes.  Then, printed out random words (and numbers) on computer paper and taped them to some whiteboard vinyl sticker I had leftover from a craft room backsplash.
I cut them out by hand using an exacto knive. 
HAND CRAMP!  So I got creative and found different words I could create using the same letters over and over.  {Take out the N and cut the B to make Peas out of Beans.}  {Hand paint some words..}

Then I took all my signs and layed them out.  It was kind of like a puzzle only I used my chop saw to make sure all the pieces fit together properly.  :o)

I screwed the pieces together with pocket hole screws.  
{You could use metal brackets if you don't have the pocket hole jig.}
(Sorry about these next 3 pictures but apparantly when I shut off the flash, my camera won't focus and I don't want to take the whole thing down off the wall to retake.)

 I used this heavy duty cable picture hanger although it's really not 100 lbs.  It's probably 10. 

This big empty wall needed some dressing anyway so it's OK that my original project didn't work out.  It forced me to find "something" to do with all those rejected signs.

4 comments:

christi @ grey umbrella July 27, 2010 at 12:19 PM  

your entertainment center turned out amazing! i love how the sign came together, too. thanks for the details.

Candy (Mama Lion) July 27, 2010 at 2:02 PM  

that looks GREAT. way to go in putting to use something u already have. very creative.

Jill Marie July 28, 2010 at 10:25 AM  

great idea!
i may be inspired to make my own sign art!

Please let me know where you obtained those incredible slip cushions!
I love them!!
Thank you!

Higgs Happenin's July 28, 2010 at 3:45 PM  

That's adorable and such a great idea. I love getting ideas from all you smart people out there. I dont' even have a house yet but I'm stoked to make things fit like this! Great work.

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