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JOY Sign

  • October 24, 2014
  • Art

Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic

We came up with this great little design made from 1×3’s and MDF letters! The under $15 for the entire project and it was super quick and easy. My kind of DIY!

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

      Cut 12 pieces of 1x3 furring strip at 14”, or 4 pieces for each letter you decide to make.

    2. Step: 2

      Lay 4 of the boards side-by-side and cut 2 small pieces of wood almost the length of the width of the 4 boards. Run a line of wood glue under each of these two pieces and attach them using the stapler.

    3. Step: 3

      Now stain each of the boards and allow them to dry.

    4. Step: 4

      While that is drying, paint each of your letters with chalkboard spray paint.

    5. Step: 5

      Use the Corner Cat sander to lightly distress all of your edges an corners on each board.

    6. Step: 6

      Attach each letter to the boards using the stapler. Then, add some decorative pieces to dress them up. Have fun with this part and be creative! Anything works. We chose to use fabric flowers and some string on ours.

    7. Step: 7

      Happy Building!

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JOY Sign

by Shanty 2 Chic
Oct 24, 2014

We came up with this great little design made from 1×3’s and MDF letters! The under $15 for the entire project and it was super quick and easy. My kind of DIY!

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1

    Cut 12 pieces of 1x3 furring strip at 14”, or 4 pieces for each letter you decide to make.

  2. Step: 2

    Lay 4 of the boards side-by-side and cut 2 small pieces of wood almost the length of the width of the 4 boards. Run a line of wood glue under each of these two pieces and attach them using the stapler.

  3. Step: 3

    Now stain each of the boards and allow them to dry.

  4. Step: 4

    While that is drying, paint each of your letters with chalkboard spray paint.

  5. Step: 5

    Use the Corner Cat sander to lightly distress all of your edges an corners on each board.

  6. Step: 6

    Attach each letter to the boards using the stapler. Then, add some decorative pieces to dress them up. Have fun with this part and be creative! Anything works. We chose to use fabric flowers and some string on ours.

  7. Step: 7

    Happy Building!