Sunday, July 29, 2012

Wooden blocks

One of the things that I love most, 
is that after a big remodeling projects, I am left with lots of pieces of wood, trim, baseboard...and here came the idea of making this wooden blocks.
I wanted to make something for our entryway, so I choose some scrap pieces, 
sanded the corners, 
glued two sets of two together, 

stained it, and printed out a special reminder
I had to make the N skinny and slightly taller :) 
Then I traced the  letters to the blocks, using carbon copy paper.

 And here I filled in the letters with paint I had already and a thin artist brush.

And here it is!

Cost of project  FREE

Stay Frugal,

Linking to
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Between Naps on the Porch
The Dedicated House
Coastal Charm
Krafty Kat
Savvy Southern Style
The Shabby Creek Cottage
At the Picket Fence
The Frugal Girls
It's Overflowing

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NanaDiana said...

Cute, cute idea! Love those leftover pieces that you can do something else with- xo Diana

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very creative and super cute!!

Cheyenne said...

So great to use up your scraps. Love it that you did an up close shot of doing your lettering! It all looks so good. Love the look of your blog! :)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great use of leftovers. I love the handpainted look.

Kelly said...

That was a great way to recycle some wood you were probably going to throw out anyway. I love signs like that. Great idea to use carbon paper to transfer the image. I always forget about that paper.

Sarah said...

Such a simple and cute way to use those leftovers.

If you get a chance come link up your project at my Pin Party.

Unknown said...

very cute idea

momto8 said...

love it!

The Thriftiness Miss said...

These are so cute! I love me some cheap rustic signs :) Great job!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

I love it! You are so creative! It would also make a great wedding gift or Christmas gift too! Angie xo

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Loving the hand painted look! Such a wonderful way to use leftover pieces of wood...very creatively done!Thanks for the inspiration and for your sweet comment. Have a lovely day!~Poppy

Katherine said...

Very cool way to make something special and unique for your home with scraps and pieces! Thanks for linking up!

Unknown said...

What a great way to reuse wood in my garage!!! Thanks for sharing! XO, Aimee