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Wooden Sign "Family" Hey there! It was such a beautiful weekend for us here! We were able to enjoy our little league opening day and a birthday party for my niece and although it was jam-packed, I managed to squeeze in a little DIY! It took about 30 minutes and $20! The giant blank space above our PB Inspired Storage System , in our gameroom, finally got the best of me and inspired me to make this Wooden Family Sign;) Here’s how I did it!
[my apologies, kate's new diy series was supposed to go up yesterday but i totally fell behind] this month i will feature projects using canvas, and to kick it off i decided to use a lightweight canvas fabric to create an unusual “night light” painting that could look good on or off. we needed a light in our hallway because i get up early in the morning when it is dark out. i thought i could use this as an opportunity to make a conversation piece that people see when they first enter our house. i am very happy with the results and i can’t wait to experiment with all kinds of painted designs. i wanted it to have kind of a raw, art gallery feel, which is why i left the sides unfinished and did not frame the piece. but if you painted the sides, framed the image, and chose different text or images, this could easily work in a kids room, a guest room, or be a fun holiday installation. hope this inspires some fun ideas for night lights! happy crafting! Illuminated Canvas
Twinkle Board inspired by karyn’s twinkle blackboard, d*s reader maya lee created this beautiful wooden panel. aya decided to use a large panel of wood, instead of a chalkboard, and drilled in holes and inserted lights to spell the word “delight”, inspired by an essay from milton glaser. great work, maya! CLICK HERE for maya’s full project instructions after the jump! [have a diy project you'd like to share on d*s? just shoot me an email right here with your pictures and instructions] What You’ll Need:
Driftwood & Terrarium Airplant Wall Hanging Lindsay and Jeremiah of the Portland-based blog Ladybird and Fellow sent in this fantastic "weekend project" to us today but we couldn't wait till the weekend to share. So make a plan and head down to the beach to scoop up some driftwood (or the forest for some dropped branches) soon to make this au natural project! Click here to see how they made and hung theirs (including how cheap it was). Did you know you can get those little terrariums for just $3.95?
Today I have a little tutorial for you. I'm going to show you how to (easily!) make these sweet wooden signs. I promise- they're a cinch, they don't take long at all to make and cost pretty much nothing. You will need: piece of salvaged wood upholstery tacks or short nails (optional) hammer acrylic paint (background color) black acrylic paint (or other color to fill in letters) large paint brush small paint brushink jet printer twine Sharpie Marker or other dull, rounded tool
Burlap Laundry Sign
Our project today involves a little light woodworking. There is nothing too intense here. You could pull this off with minimal skills and some rather rudimentary tools. For your efforts you will be rewarded with a very nice piece that can be used in a variety of settings. It can be used as a focal point or as background to the overall scheme.I find this project perfect for apartment dwellers, particularly those who don't have the ability to paint. Basketweave Wall Hanging
Bicycle Brake Disc Clock Now get your cheap unbranded quartz wall clock, just like in the picture here. It helps that when you are choosing the clock, the length of the minute hand of the clock is a little less than the radius of the brake disc. I went for a clock with metal gold coloured hands, but the black or the silver ones would look as nice i think. Take out all the screws on the back of the clock that hold the front and back together, normally 3 or 4, so that the front of the clock comes off. Sometimes, the front transparent screen of the clock is held in place by a few little plastic clips, so use a thin flathead screwdriver to get it out. Now gently remove the clock hands, first the second hand, then the minute one, then the hour hand.
The Concrete Cottage: Latitude & Longitude Signs I'm a fan of personalized artwork, but more than that, I'm a fan of CHEAP personalized artwork. So, when I saw L.L. Bean's Latitude/Longitude Sign's on Mandi Tremayne's blog, I was pretty smitten with them.
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