Next DIY Statement Piece

Monday, February 8, 2010
You all know I am in the midst of creating a new bedroom makeover for the past month. I figured the end of February it would be complete ... or at least, I will be sleeping off the floor by then :) Right honey??

After I found and posted the pictures in the post "Horsin' Around at Home." I realized that I loved something else in that picture. It was was large black statement side in this picture ...

and then today, over at Apartment Therapy, I found this post ... giving a tutorial!! I am pretty sure I was caught by the mail man jumping up and down for joy in my living room. I immediately knew that these would be PERFECT for some bare walls in our bedroom. I CAN NOT wait to get started. (Early birthday present maybe?) I have some ideas up my sleeve (on a budget of course), so I can't wait for their debut!

Here is the tutorial from Apartment Therapy ...

vinyl letters
spray paint
screws (for installation)

Instructions (adapted from Amanda's instructions):
1 - First, figure out what phrase you want to use (song line, movie quote, poem, the sky is the limit) and what vinyl letters you will use so that you have an idea of what size plywood you need.

2 - Next, buy the appropriately sized piece of plywood.

3 - Apply the vinyl letters to the sign. When I apply vinyl letters and want to keep them aligned properly, I use painters tape since it is easy to apply and remove and doesn't leave any marks.

4 - Then, spray paint the whole piece of plywood. This is where the customizing possibilities get even more fun since there are so many amazing colors of spray paint these days (Montana spray paint is my favorite brand). You could also apply a coat of spray paint to the whole piece of plywood before applying the vinyl letters to create color for the letters as well as the background.

5 - Once everything is dry, remove the vinyl letters.

6 - Since the sign is large, it's best to screw the sign into the wall to install it.

Any ideas on what they should say??



Hattie said...

What a great and budget friendly idea!

Maybe do a line from your wedding song or I'm sure there are alot of love quotes out there for Valentine's Day right now.

Summer said...

That looks and sounds like a super cute idea! I can't wait to see the finished product! Take pics....
Happy Monday
Summer :0)

Kellyansapansa said...

I'm a big fan of these too - can't wait to see what you come up with!

J said...

What an awesome idea!!! If I can come up with a pretty cool phrase, I might try that!! :)

Thanks for the instructions!

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