I love Pinterest as much as the next person. You know what we do, right? We see the cutest ideas and pin, pin and pin some more. But it’s hard to find the time to create them all, right? I am guilty for sure. But sometimes there’s one pin that sticks out more than the others.
For me, it’s been this “EAT” sign made from reclaimed lumber by Sweet Pickins.
I just love the big boldness of it! And I love words on my walls, so I decided to make my own out of some pallets I have. (I found the pallets for free on Freecycle.org.)
First, I drew out my dimensions. I knew exactly where I was going to put the sign, so I wanted to make sure it wasn’t too big or too small. I just printed some graph paper off the Internet and spaced it all out.
The Mister graciously helped me cut up my pallets. I think I need a new blade for my reciprocating saw, because it’s too hard for me to cut. And then I started measuring and cutting with my miter saw.
I followed my directions loosely and just did what looked right. My directions did help, though.
I nailed the pieces together with my nail gun. I think wood glue would work just fine, if not better. And I probably would have used wood glue if I could have found it. But the nail gun worked.
Then I started staining the letters. I did one at a time so that I could leave the stain on the same amount of time for each one. I learned my lesson while building my night stands. It’s hard to keep everything looking the same if you don’t watch how long you leave the stain on each piece. I think I left it on here for about 3-4 minutes.
I used Minwax English Chestnut stain (the same I used on my night stands). I love how they turned out!
Once the stain dried, I screwed D-ring hangers to the back of the letters. These were the only things I had to buy for this project. The total was around $6.