Saturday, September 10, 2011

Upcycled Wood Quote Art

Our poor master bedroom has been so neglected, and I'm starting to put together some fun things for it. I haven't quite decided on the color scheme, but I know I want turquoise in it, so that's the color this project ended up being. The ReStore by my house always has tons of cheap wood pieces, perfect for creating cute, inexpensive art. I bought a thin board, and decided to put one of my favorite quotes on it.
** Spray paint the board white and let it dry.
** Print out the words you want in the desired font style and size. Then, put in a good movie, and cut out all the letters. (Be prepared for about an hour of cutting.)
** Using spray adhesive, attach the paper letters to the board. (One line at a time, I put the letters face-down on the ground, and sprayed a light coat of adhesive. Then I waited for about 30 seconds before positioning on the board.)
The great thing is that this light stick will allow you to reposition if you need to.
** Once you have all paper letters in place, spray with desired color, making sure to spray board straight on, to avoid getting paint under letters.
** Let paint dry, and peel off letters.
** Sand as desired. I love this sweet quote by Marjorie Hinckley. It will be a great reminder for hubby and I to help support each others dreams. And isn't the little piggy with wings so cute?!


  1. SO pretty!! Would LOVE it if you would share this project at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!

  2. This is wonderful! Thank you for the tip about spraying straight on. I have add issues with paint getting under things in the past and now I know how to work around that ;)