Weathered Wood Monogram

We are almost done with Denise’s living room as part of Operation Restoration: Home Edition. I am hoping for a living room reveal this week {fingers crossed}. Next we are moving onto her pre-teen daughter’s room.  We are going for a beachy surfer girl room.  I am already using this surfer girl printable as art for her room and today I am making a monogram out of some old fence posts.  This is such a great budget friendly way to make custom art.

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I showed this process as well as some of my other pallet wood/fence post projects here on Indy Style.  Click play to watch the video below.

Supplies:

Fence posts or old pallet wood

Miter saw

Kreg Jig with screws

Drill

Jigsaw

Paint

Paintbrush

Letter template

Sandpaper

Gorilla Wood Glue

Wire

2 screws for hangar

 

1.  Take your old fence pickets or pallet wood and cut them to the size you want.  I varied my lengths. pallet_wood_monogram

2.  Paint your fence pickets.  I had some samples of CeCe Caldwell paint (Pittsburgh Gray, Carolina Sun Yellow and Memphis Blue) and decided to give it a whirl again.  I just gave it one coat. I loved how the paint distressed when sanded showing the gray weathered wood through.  I used a sanding sponge to distress over the paint.

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3.  Drill pocket holes with your Kreg Jig into the backside and connect all of your boards with pocket hole screws being careful to not screw into where you will be cutting your letter from.

4.  Find a font you like and print out your letter.  Mine was large so I had to tape two pieces of paper together to form my template.  Trace it onto your fence boards.

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5.  Using an electric drill bore holes into the letter to create a starting point for the jigsaw.  Slowly cut out your letter.

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6.  You will lose some of the wood when you cut it out.  Just glue that in place with wood glue and then clamp it until dry.

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7.  Touch up paint the insides where you cut with the coordinating color of paint.

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8.  Use wire and 2 screws to create a hangar for the back.

The fun part is that whatever the color of your wall is that will show through the letter giving it a fourth color.

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Do you like weathered wood or repurposed pallet projects?  Click below to see more.

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  • http://www.dukesandduchesses.com Randi – Dukes and Duchesses

    I can’t even tell you how much I love that. I definitely have to make one.

  • http://foxhollowcottage.blogspot.com Shannon Fox

    You did so well!! Just totally natural :) Awesome. It was funny when you were showing the two pc’s together I said “joint” out loud to you. haha.

    Great host to work with too. He was funny. It was a wonderful segment :)

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Shannon! Exactly! Indy Style is SO much fun! Glad you enjoyed it:)

  • http://polish-ed.blogspot.com/ zolzetka

    that is so pretty knowing my skills that jig would be allover place and I would get such a mess LOL

  • http://mylove2create.blogspot.com/ Mindi

    I love this, I may have to give it a try for my boys room! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  • http://dewdropgardens.blogspot.ca/ Debbie

    What a wonderful tutorial and video! I love all the projects you did, will have to pin for future because I definitely want to make one of these!
    Thank you for the inspiration,
    Debbie :)

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Thanks Debbie, Glad my tutorial inspired you to try it out! Send me a picture if you make something:)

  • http://www.DaisiesandCrazies.com Cindy

    Love. LOVE! And I can usually take or leave pallet art. xo

  • http://www.DaisiesandCrazies.com Cindy

    Wait a SECOND! I just scrolled back up and watched the video. You made a Pee-Wee’s Playhouse reference! AAAAAAHHHHH! :D If I see you at Haven again this year, I laugh just like him for you. xo

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Cindy! Please do! I hope to be there and see you again too! :)

  • http://www.sewrockin.com Jamie

    THIS IS AWESOME!!! I so want to make one now!

  • kim Mora

    lf you dont mind me asking…What font did you use?