So when we moved I knew I didn't want to hang the letters of Cannon's name above his crib again. I feel like that was cute when he was a baby. There was no way I was going to get rid of them though. So for a while I have been brainstorming and I came up with what I think is a pretty fantastic idea! :)
I. Just. LOVE. It!
I hope you do too and will share it because I think it is a fantastic way to keep those precious letters around a while longer. I did his in University of Michigan (no shocker there) to keep with his room.
What you'll need:
- Wooden Letters
- 1 sheet of wood measuring 1in x 10in x 6ft (FYI when you buy this already cut it isn't those measurements. They consider them rough cut so...after finishing it you are left with 3/4in x 9 1/4in x 6ft)
- 1 inch screws
- stain of choice
- vinyl numbers and tac marks (I used my trusty cricut)
- 4 drywall screws
First stain your wood.
Then measure out. I did my chart 6 1/2 feet tall and starting at 6 inches on the bottom.
If you were to start at 1 then you would have to put the chart flush with the ground. This isn't possible because of baseboards and it looks better a little off the ground.
Once centered stick the vinyl on and space the letters evenly.
Then drill the srcews from the back into the letters. This can be tricky so I will tell you how I did it. First I drilled the screw through and made a mark on the back of the letter when the screw would go through. Then I very carefully started a hole on the letter. DO NOT got in far otherwise you run the risk of ruining the letters.
That's it. It really is that simple. What do you think?
Is this a project you would tackle in an afternoon?
Linking up http://www.atthepicketfence.com/2012/07/its-inspiration-friday-no-74-welcome.html