I scored some free fencing off of Craigslist earlier this year. I have been using some of it for backdrops for my photos. Trying to keep on a tight budget with this Operation Restoration: Home Edition project forced us to think creatively about art on the walls. Since Denise loves the rustic feel anyway I knew we could repurpose some fencing into a large sign for her living room. Denise picked the lyrics “How Sweet It Is (To be Loved by You)” lyrics for the sign which is so appropriate for this family.
Old length of fencing
Screws & Wire to create hangar in back
This sign is huge coming in at 5 feet wide by 4 feet tall. We needed a large piece of art to go between the two bookshelves I made for their living room. Denise loves weathered wood so this was ideal.
1. I needed to cut the pickets off the fence. So I drew a line with a straight edge and then used my jigsaw to cut the top of the pickets off.
2. Next I designed the words in my Silhouette studio program. I used Contact paper instead of vinyl because it is cheaper and perfect to use for this project since it was only providing temporary adhesion and then would be removed. I used a lot of Contact paper for this project piecing the letters together and then transferred it onto the sign with transfer paper.
3. Then I just coated it with one can of a burnt orange spray paint.
5. After it was dry I used screws and some heavy duty wire to create a hangar for the back.
The entire project cost me a can of spray paint. Not bad for a large statement piece for the wall.