Nydia from The Evolution of Home had been hanging onto a Pottery Barn catalog with a picture of horse art she loved for ages. She had searched far and wide for a similar piece of planked art but to no avail. Nydia finally decided to make her own, using a wood board and paint she […Read More]
On a recent trip to Waco, Kim of The Home Team couldn’t help but rummage around Magnolia Market. She says, “We all know the latest design sensation is HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Joanna has such style and grace we all are left desiring to emulate her simplistic, rustic look.” A couple of signs made from barn […Read More]
Jeannine from The Concrete Cottage loved L.L. Bean’s Latitude & Longitude signs and wanted to use several of them to line a tall wall in her great room. She had wonderful ideas of showcasing places her family had lived and vacationed. However, with a price tag of $34.95 a piece, there was no way Jeannine […Read More]
Not wanting to be left out of the Halloween decorating fun in her neighborhood, Lorraine from South Meets Southwest whipped up a few spooky signs to welcome trick-or-treaters to her house. Lorraine saved money by using wood from Home Depot’s scrap pile and paint she already had, making the grand total for all three signs $1.50! Lorraine says, “We might be the last house on our block to decorate for Halloween, but I am just glad I finished these signs before the first trick-or-treater arrived!”
Marisa of Marisa Howard Design saw a sign from Pottery Barn that would make a cute addition to her office and realized it would be simple to replicate for very little cost. As opposed to just painting on her text, Marisa created dimension by cutting the frame and letters from foam. She points out that the sign looks great on shelf or the office door.
It’s no secret that wall décor can get expensive, especially for larger pieces. Luckily, armed with wood, paint, and a bit of creativity, you can fill those walls without breaking the bank! Just check out this weathered wood plaque that Mimi from Blue Roof Cabin created with plywood and a jigsaw. The gorgeous shape and custom wording make for a truly unique piece of wall décor!
Less than $20 for a wooden Halloween sign from Pottery Barn Kids may not seem so bad. However, if you consider buying two or three signs to display together, the dollars start adding up. And if you consider that you could make the signs for free like Amie from Pinkapotamus, well, that seems like a no-brainer! All Amie needed was some scrap pallet wood from her stash and paint to deck out her porch with a trio of festive signs.
A piece of scrap plywood can become a birthday sign that doubles as wall décor following this tutorial from Jaime at That’s My Letter. The chalkboard finish makes this sign very versatile. Hang it for a party like Jaime did and then later add it a bedroom or playroom as wall décor. No doubt kids would love to change the message for tea parties, restaurant, and other pretend play.