Hi there! I’m sorry for the little hiatus, but I’ve been working hard to put this craft room/office together, and I think we’re going to have a finished space to show you by the end of the weekend. And it was a zero budget project. Seriously. I didn’t buy a single thing. I’m so excited to show you!
This scrap wood sign has been hanging around for a long time, but I finally finished it up to my satisfaction so I could give you a sneak peek at the craft room and office nook. The language for this sign is based on a bible verse, Matthew 17:20 and is so inspirational when you are struggling with change.
- I cut five lengths of scrap wood from the garage to the same length and painted them.
- I cut three lengths of wood to fit from top to bottom on the back of the sign and screwed them in.
- I put two screws in at the top of the back braces and tied a length of twine to serve as a rustic hanger.
- I used chipboard letters from the scrapbooking section of the craft store and traced them for the larger words, then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a stencil for the smaller words. That was after I tried freehanding the smaller letters not once, but twice, and hated it both times.
- I used a combination of black paint and a sharpie marker to fill in the letters. Very classy and technical. Then I sanded the letters lightly with 220 grit sandpaper to get the distressed look.
I’m glad I didn’t give up on this sign the first two times I did the smaller lettering, because I sure do like this pretty little thing now. And it does help to bring me back to task when I’m getting frustrated with the eight million little things that make up managing a home with such a large and busy family.
If you enjoyed this project, I hope you’ll join me for the big reveal of our office/craft room combo coming soon. You can get the post delivered right to you by following HLM by email or blog reader, or joining us on Facebook and Twitter. See you soon!