DIY Chevron Frame. First, I prime it - either spray or use a roller if you want. Probably not totally necessary, but if you're going with a light color, it's nice to know it's primed;). Then I just used some leftover Kingston Aqua from the kitchen island. If you want, you can spray paint it a color, or again, use a roller if you've got a color laying around like I did. You could even go to Lowes and just choose a sample to buy - they only cost a couple bucks and you could get a very unique color!
here). They ROCK, people. They're so "rustic" that they look even better if they aren't perfectly straight! I love that. Before I trace anything, I lay the letters out to see how they fit. Sometimes (most times actually) I like to mix things up with a couple words here and there. I'll use some smaller stencils I have for certain words, or all capital letters for an important word. Or a lot of times I like to freehand parts of it. Not only does it make it more interesting to add some handwriting, it makes it go quicker too! So play around, see what you like before you start tracing.
Just to show you some examples of using a variety of stencils and wood sizes, here are some past projects:
Another tip when making one of these signs - place your first word and last word stencils down first, so you know you won't either run out of room or have TOO much room when you're finished your quote. You can then go fill in the rest, and know how to properly space the words out.
So that's my little tutorial on making a meaningful sign for your home, or perhaps someone else's. What a great gift idea too, perfect for a wedding or new baby...I love how personalized you can get with this project.
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