Sunday, March 12, 2017


Signs seem to be very popular right now and I have diy'ed a few for my home but needed something on a smaller scale for a corner in my dining area.  "Gather" seemed appropriate so here is what I created...


It measures 13 3/4" wide x 13" tall which includes the frame.  


I used a piece of 1/4" mdf board for the sign and cut a piece of 1" pine into a 3/4" wide strip for the frame.  The background of the sign was painted with Charcoal Grey by DecoArt and the lettering and leafy wreath was painted with my favourite cream coloured paint "Sandbar".  DecoArt's "Buttermilk" is a similar colour.  


Once the paint was completely dry I sanded it with 220 grit sandpaper to remove some of the paint and give it more of an aged look.  This also helps to remove any dried paint ridges and gives your hand painted lettering a smoother appearance.

The frame was stained with a weathered grey stain and then I blended a dark walnut stain on top.  The frame was attached with wood glue and an air nailer.  I attached a small self-levelling hanger on the back for hanging.  

I've attached below a closeup of the lettering and if you decide you want to try making one for yourself, I'm hoping you can print the image to the size you desire and use it to trace the pattern onto your wood or use it to cut your own stencil.  



Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Turned out great. Love the framing you added around it too. Did you free hand the wreath part? Looks awesome!

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