Monday, July 28, 2014

"P" is for Planked Sign

Make a diy handpainted planked wood sign with any quote or words you love.

diy handpainted planked wood sign

I made this planked sign for my in-laws beach house and I'll show you how you can create your own handpainted planked wood sign using your favorite quote down below.

diy handpainted planked wood sign

A great scrap wood project that benefits from all the imperfections.

diy handpainted planked wood sign

How to make a planked wood sign:

diy handpainted planked wood sign

Step 1: Cut 3/4" boards all the same length, nail and glue to 1/4" plywood backing.

diy handpainted planked wood sign

Step 2: Paint wood planks.

diy handpainted planked wood sign

Step 3: Sand planks to distress.

diy handpainted planked wood sign

Step 4: Print out lettering to fit and layout on board.

diy handpainted planked wood sign

Step 5: Trace lettering using heavy pressure with ballpoint pen.

diy handpainted planked wood sign

Step 6: The pen creates an indent in the wood.

diy handpainted planked wood sign

Step 7: Paint on and inside the indent.

diy handpainted planked wood sign

For added dimension paint a dark blue shadow down and to the right of each letter.  Apply stain to enhance the distressed wood then seal with clear spray poly.
Stain 1/4" flat moulding, glue and nail into sides of planks to create frame.

3 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Beautiful! You are seriously so good with a paint brush when painting letters especially. I am going to have to give this a try soon.

Pauline Henderson said...

Love your work :)

Vcs31299 said...

Love this. What fonts were u using?