Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rustic Wall Plaque - In This House

I had to, I just had to.  Everyone seemed to have made some form of this in one medium or another.  Wall decals, poster, make-shift anything.  And with variations of the words.  So I couldn't resist making my version, too.

A quick step-by-step for those who may want to make one, too:

1.  With some recycled (I've run out of these - the day has come) and some store-bought wood slats, I sawed and screwed the plaque together first.

2.  Remember, I don't have any fancy-shmancy stencil machine.  Lettering is painfully done by hand, usually chalked on, to space it out, like in the wedding photo-booth (see here). For this project, I used masking tape to tape the letters on, which took me a lonnnnnng time. But I was so looking forward to removing the tape that I spent one night up til 4am tweaking the letters.

3.  Then a quick spray of paint over the taped lettering.

4.  And the fun part - removing all the tape.

Yabadabadooooooo!!!  I love it!

1 comment:

  1. Facebook comments compiled here for memories :)

    Noel Maniraj Chelliah Oh wow!!
    June 30 at 1:37pm

    James Sashi It really is a nice piece Auntie Val...made with LOVE!
    June 30 at 1:49pm

    May S P Lee Gorgeous piece of work and a very meaningful message too.
    June 30 at 3:14pm

    Boago Khumoetsile Matshuba Wow mum
    June 30 at 5:45pm

    Hanny Ismail Cantikkkkk....
    June 30 at 9:40pm

    Lee Yen Beautiful!
    June 30 at 9:53pm

    Kamachi Verschoor Love your message--its all abt family,love and forgiving!
    June 30 at 11:16pm

    Valerene Matthews Not my words, Kamachi Verschoor! I'll do one with my words some day, hahahahahahhaha!
    June 30 at 11:17pm

    Mary Ann D Silver good job ... Friend
    July 1 at 12:30am

    Kamachi Verschoor Still well done!
    July 1 at 12:54am

    Alexander Ulreich OMG!!! Awesome!!!
    July 1 at 9:18pm