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!