I’m Sarah.

After graduating college, I worked as a TV news reporter at an NBC affiliate outside of Chicago. I then retired from that life to be a stay at home mom to my three little ones. While at home I was able to rekindle my love for decorating and crafts. A blog seemed like the perfect place to share those ideas. There is inspiration everywhere, I hope you find some here.

Wooden Sign Board

Wooden Sign Board

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When I was at Magnolia Silos in Waco, I bought this metal “gather” sign. I love the metal lettering and wanted to make a wall art that I could hang in my dining room because when I think of “gathering” I think about a dining room. By making my own wall art I can choose the size and colors. This was a pretty quick project and mostly free (if you count finding things lying around in your house as free haha). In that case, all of this was free because all the materials were just lying around in my house or garage :)

M A T E R I A L S:

-Plywood or piece of scrap wood (I used some spakling on mine because the plywood was in rough shape, let that dry and then sanded it down)
-2 inch pine boards or again, some scrap wood for the frame
-paint
-stain
-wood glue
-finish nail gun (or just some thin nails)
-letters (I used metal letters from Magnoila but you could also do this with wooden letters found at just about any craft store).
-plastic wreath and ribbon (optional)

I cut my board 23 inches x 23 inches with a table saw then cut the four frame pieces using a chop saw.

I cut my board 23 inches x 23 inches with a table saw then cut the four frame pieces using a chop saw.

Stain your frame pieces and paint your board the color you would like. Then when the paint is dry, place a board under your painted board (this is optional, it depends on where you want the frame to line up on your board. I wanted the painted board to land right in the middle of the frame, not all the way to the front or back). Use some wood glue to glue your frame on.

Stain your frame pieces and paint your board the color you would like. Then when the paint is dry, place a board under your painted board (this is optional, it depends on where you want the frame to line up on your board. I wanted the painted board to land right in the middle of the frame, not all the way to the front or back). Use some wood glue to glue your frame on.

Use a finish nail gun or finish nails to nail on your frame. Hang your wreath and then attach the last frame piece over the ribbon.

Use a finish nail gun or finish nails to nail on your frame. Hang your wreath and then attach the last frame piece over the ribbon.

Glue on your letters (I used a strong fast drying clear glue, but you could use just about any type of strong glue).

Glue on your letters (I used a strong fast drying clear glue, but you could use just about any type of strong glue).

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I hung a screw and sinker in the wall and then just set the wood sign on that. Since there was a little overhang of the frame in the back, it just sits right on the screw. See not too bad right!? :)

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