Monday, August 20, 2012

My Burlap Letter Sign...



Hi Everybody - hope everyone is enjoying the end of summer.  It has been beautiful here with some cooler temps - whew - it's about time it was below 100 degrees.

  Just a real simple project to share with you today - my burlap letter sign.

 
I had a need for something large scale to go over our TV.  I just wasn't able to find anything that I liked - so - I thought surely I had something in my stash I could make and as luck would have it - I did.

I have numerous odd and end cabinet doors - this one set me back $2.00. Just so happens - it was 42 inches long - exactly the lenth I needed!


I also had plenty of letters in my "letter box" - so I decided "HOME" would be perfect.  These cost 1.99 each from Hobby Lobby.


I started out by spray painting the middle white...


 While that was drying - I coated my letters with spray adhesive...


 I simply laid out generous squares of some old burlap I had on top of the letter and pressed firmly.


 I then glazed and heavily sanded the middle panel of the door.


 I trimmed all excess burlap from the letters with scissors and put a light white wash on them.


 Then I laid down some paper in the middle of the door and simply sprayed the outside edge of the frame with some spray paint I already had that happened to blend well with the burlap color.


 I attached the letters with my handy dandy - couldn't live without - glue gun...


 ...and there it is - my burlap "HOME" sign that found the perfect home over the television.

After all - HOME is the best place to be!

-Total project cost - just a tad over $10.00 and was finished in about an hour and a half-

Happy Monday!



12 comments:

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Cathy,

That's a brilliant idea! So pretty!

I know it was your idea but someone else might like to try it....I'd like to invite you to come join my Pinned it, Made it Monday and share you pretty sing!

Have a great week!
Tammy

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cathy,
I love it!!! what a great idea. I always enjoy seeing your designs.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

NanaDiana said...

Cathy- What a really, really cute sign- xo Diana

Country Gal said...

Oh I love it ! Great idea ! Yes the temps here are cooler as well . I have my widows open now finally ! Have a great day !

decorator to the stars said...

I LUV IT!!!!! GIO

Lee Hill Primitives said...

wONDERFUL IDEA. LOVE IT!!!!

Kim said...

Very cute!

Kim said...

Very cute!
Kim in OK

Melinda said...

Very creative! Great way to use those kind of letters.

M :)

SweetPepperRose said...

ooohhh yet another burlap project to add to my growing TO MAKE List :0 Nice job:)
JoAnn

Beverly said...

Great project and seems so easy. Love the way the burlap looks on the letters. Thanks for sharing how to do it.

Maritza Colon said...

great idea iil be running to buy some letters and do it myself. It can be a great gift...