Hello Gorgeous DIY Reclaimed Wood Sign

Oh hey there! It’s Monthly DIY Challenge time! In case you’re unfamiliar with our little challenge, here’s the deal: on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, me and my amazingly creative and talented blog friends and I create something based on a common theme and/or material. Sometimes we work with brands and sponsors, sometimes we don’t. Here are some of my fave past challenge project materials: Michaels cratesplumbing piecesair dry clayleather, HomeRight spray paint shelters, and Mod Podge, and Sharpies. This month we decided to be budget and environmentally savvy by using reclaimed wood as our material!

Reclaimed wood projects

 

Be sure to stick around to the end of the post so you can check out all of my friends’ nifty projects! I had some plywood leftover from my Christmas lighted marquee sign, so I decided to turn it into a pretty little gold/white/black sign for my wall 🙂

DIY Reclaimed Wood Sign Materials

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– Piece of scrap plywood                     – Scissors                                       – Ruler

Painter’s tape                                      – Acrylic Paint                             – Paintbrushes

Black adhesive vinyl                         – Silhouette CAMEO                 – Transfer tape

Step 1

Hello Gorgeous DIY Reclaimed Wood Sign

I decided to make my DIY reclaimed wood sign have the same pattern as my IKEA hack side table – I just can’t resist this modern geometric pattern! I started off by making an off-centered X with some painter’s tape.

Step 2

Hello Gorgeous DIY Reclaimed Wood Sign

Using some scissors and my ruler, I started filing in each quadrant of the X with taped triangle shapes. You can experiment with different widths of tape and exposed areas, but for this project, I decided to keep it all pretty even. Repeat for all sectors and you’ll end up with something that looks like this:

Hello Gorgeous DIY Reclaimed Wood Sign

Step 3

Hello Gorgeous DIY Reclaimed Wood Sign

Get your paint ready! I used white and gold acrylic paint (are my color choices really such a surprise? 😉 ) and squirted a bit of each on a paper plate. Using a foam pouncer and a regular paintbrush, I filled the exposed areas of my pattern. Both the pouncer and paintbrush work equally well – those were just the brushes I had on hand. When you finish filling in your painted areas you’ll end up with this:

Hello Gorgeous DIY Reclaimed Wood Sign

Step 4

Hello Gorgeous DIY Reclaimed Wood Sign

When the paint is mostly dry, remove the tape carefully. Touch up any areas that need a little extra paint. I’m loving how these colors look against the raw wood!

Step 5

I thought that my DIY reclaimed wood sign needed a little something extra, so I broke out my handy dandy Silhouette CAMEO (seriously my favorite crafting tool EVER) and cut out the phrase “Hello Gorgeous”. If you don’t have a CAMEO, you could always use pre-cut stickers from the craft store!

Hello Gorgeous DIY Reclaimed Wood Sign

Once it was all cut, I weeded my design and covered it with some transfer tape. Excuse all the random transfer tape pieces, I had a bunch of leftovers and decided to piece them together instead of using a whole fresh piece of tape. Move to your DIY reclaimed wood sign and press in place using a scraper or old credit card.

Hello Gorgeous DIY Reclaimed Wood Sign

Peel back the transfer tape et voilà! A beautiful, modern, boho, chic, hip reclaimed wood sign that looks like it came from a place like Anthropologie, West Elm, or Urban Outfitters!

Hello Gorgeous DIY Reclaimed Wood Sign

Hello Gorgeous DIY Reclaimed Wood Sign

Hello Gorgeous DIY Reclaimed Wood Sign

The pop of gold and bright white paired with the bold black phrase is just so swoon-worthy. I’m SO glad that I saved this scrap bit of plywood from my other project! Totally worth it.

Hello Gorgeous DIY Reclaimed Wood Sign

I could add a sawtooth hanger to the back and put it on the wall, but for now I’m loving the way it looks just leaning against the wall. It has a sort of relaxed casual vibe and I’m digging it.

Hello Gorgeous DIY Reclaimed Wood Sign

Now that you’ve seen my reclaimed wood project, do you wanna see the rest of them? I bet you do! Just click on a photo below and you’ll be taken to all of my bloggy gal pals’ kick-a wood projects. Go on, get inspired!

 

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DIY Reclaimed Wood Sign

Do you have any wood lying around you could turn into something cool?

cheerserica


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