DIY Rustic Sign

Date
Jul, 09, 2014
DIY Rustic Sign

I guess this week is all about love and marriage! As you know, me and the hubbers celebrated our one year anniversary this past weekend and on Monday I shared a little look back on our big day.

Today I’m here to share with you my present that I made for him. We went out to dinner last night which was phenom. I’m still drooling over the dessert we had. Grilled watermelon with green tea ice cream and a basil reduction. Unreal. We’re also going to take a little trip in August, but I wanted to make a little something too. And of course it was brepurposed 😉

This was a pretty last minute idea and it turned out even better than I imagined in my head. Our first dance song at our wedding was Danny’s Song by Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina and this lyric has kind of turned into our little saying 🙂

DIY Rustic Sign

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I used the pallet wood that I had originally planned to use for my backdrop and pretty much used the same technique as well. I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to approach doing the letters but knew I wasn’t going to free hand it. It would have looked atrocious; trust me 😉

My Dad helped me put this together while I was home for the weekend and simply glued the boards together and then screwed a frame on the back for easy hanging and support.

DIY Rustic SignThe boards got a light sanding and then I stained them using Minwax’s Dark Walnut. I found some stickers at Hobby Lobby that were the perfect size and I laid them down in place.

DIY Rustic Sign

DIY Rustic SignI also found those awesome “D” and “B” letters at Hobby Lobby and I love how they add a little dimension to the sign.

Next up was the paint. I made sure all the letters were sticking to the boards and used the white wash effect with very little paint on my brush.

DIY Rustic Sign

Once that was done, I just peeled off the letters and was left with that beautiful stain showing through!

DIY Rustic SignI wanted to add something extra to it and love the use of arrows in home decor lately. I found one online I liked and adjusted it slightly to fit my sign and printed it off the computer. I was originally going to paint them on but wanted something with cleaner edges and a little depth.

My dad helped me big time on this and cut them out of some plywood using a band saw. I think he surprised himself with how well they turned out; they were perfect! I painted them white and glued them on using some epoxy. Final touch was some nail head accents on the sides.

DIY Rustic Sign

I’m not sure where we’re going to hang this yet but all that matters is that the hubbers loves it. And I get some new wall swag 😉 That’s a win win!

What was your first dance song? I’d love to know! Have a fabulous day everyone!

brepurposed

49 Comments

  1. Reply

    MJ

    September 20, 2014

    It is very difficult to buy or make something for my man of 35 years (which blows my mind). 35 years, 3 kids, and many, many changes, and ups and downs. This song is more true now than the day it came out. Thanks for the idea! I now know what I will be making him for our 35th anniversary coming up in December. Only on canvas. Thanks Bre!

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      brepurposed

      September 21, 2014

      I’m so glad I could inspire!! And congratulations on 35 years 🙂

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    Michelle from Weekend Craft

    July 16, 2014

    Looks great! I am a sucker for a good pallet sign. Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Spark Link Party. Hope you stop by today and link up again.http://bit.ly/1t2Ohhl

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      brepurposed

      July 16, 2014

      Thank you Michelle!

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    Katie @ UpcycledTreasures

    July 15, 2014

    This sign is adorable! Pinned!

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      brepurposed

      July 15, 2014

      Thank you so much Katie! And thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Melissa @ Simply Sweets by Honeybee

    July 14, 2014

    Your projects are always so awesome! I love everything about them & really enjoy your blog.

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      brepurposed

      July 15, 2014

      Thank you so much Melissa! I’m glad you enjoy brepurposed and am glad you’re along for the ride! 🙂

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    ejddiy

    July 14, 2014

    Your awesome project is being featured today at Your Designs This Time!
    Emily & Erin

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    Shaunacey

    July 12, 2014

    love this!! Most of all love how easy it “seems”

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      brepurposed

      July 13, 2014

      Thank you! And it IS easy, I promise 🙂

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    melindacaldwell

    July 12, 2014

    Stopping by from Skip the Housework Saturday. I love the wood stain color and great job for dad cutting out the arrows! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. Reply

    Cassie @Kent Heartstrings

    July 11, 2014

    I love this Bre! Totally pinned it!

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      brepurposed

      July 11, 2014

      Yay, thank you so much Cassie!!

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    Kim @ The Cookie Puzzle

    July 10, 2014

    I am in total love with this! I can not wait to make one..now, if I can only pick a phrase to use…decisions…they can be hard! Pinning now!

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      brepurposed

      July 11, 2014

      Thank you so much Kim! Something will come to you I’m sure 🙂

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    Jen

    July 10, 2014

    A love a great repurpose project and its meaningful too!
    Love it!

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      brepurposed

      July 11, 2014

      Thanks so much Jen!

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    Pam@over50feeling40

    July 10, 2014

    So, so cute! Now I am singing that song. Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

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      brepurposed

      July 10, 2014

      haha thank you Pam! I had it stuck in my head for a while too 🙂

  12. Reply

    Luanne

    July 10, 2014

    I love the sign. Great technique using the stickers and then white washing it, then having the dark stain show through. I have some pallets sitting in my garage, I might give this a shot.

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      brepurposed

      July 10, 2014

      Thank you Luanne!You definitely should 😉

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    Katherines Corner

    July 10, 2014

    ahhh that is terrific, love it! I am so happy you joined the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog ♥

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      brepurposed

      July 10, 2014

      Thank you Katherine! Love linking up to your party 🙂

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    http://seekinglavenderlane.blogspot.com

    July 9, 2014

    I love this! One of my favorite songs and lyrics! So so cute : )

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      brepurposed

      July 10, 2014

      Thank you so much!!

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    ericasooter

    July 9, 2014

    This is SOOOO adorable! I love how it turned out! And what a great song, too 🙂

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2014

      Thanks love! It’s one of our favs 🙂

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    Christina

    July 9, 2014

    You are too cute!!! I love this! It turned out so great! Our song was By My Side by Ben Harper, which turned out to be the longest song EVER. We were like “Is this over yet? Can we stop dancing now?” Haha! Should’ve gone with Landed by Ben Folds or something. Much more our style. 🙂

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2014

      haha you’re too funny! It does feel like forever when all eyes are on you! thank you so much for the kind words! 🙂

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    Tara @ Anything & Everything

    July 9, 2014

    I love this! What a great gift idea! My husband and I just celebrated our 9 year anniversary yesterday, wish I would have thought of something clever like this.

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2014

      Aw congratulations to you guys! Now you have an idea for the future! 😉

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    Leigh Anne - Houseologie.com

    July 9, 2014

    This is SO DARN SWEET! I love it!

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2014

      Thank you so much Leigh Anne!!

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    Kristi

    July 9, 2014

    This is SUCH a cute idea!!!

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2014

      thank you SO much Kristi! 🙂

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    littleredbrickhouse06

    July 9, 2014

    Oh my goodness, this is just so sweet. I love the whitewash against the stained letters and the nail heads were an awesome touch.

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2014

      thank you so much Sarah! The nail heads were a last minute addition and I’m so glad I decided to add them!

  21. Reply

    Bethany Lee (@PitterAndGlink)

    July 9, 2014

    LOVE it!

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2014

      thank you Bethany!!

  22. Reply

    Nicole B.

    July 9, 2014

    Oh my gosh I looooovvvvve this!!! Rustic anddd super sweet?? PERFECTION! 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      July 9, 2014

      thank you so much Nicole!! It doesn’t hurt that I love it too 🙂 Can’t wait to get it up on our wall!

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