I saw this art in a magazine and I recognized the lyrics right away – “Blackbird” by The Beatles! How awesome!
This art can be totally customized not only in size, but for any song lyrics you choose – whether it be Frank Sinatra’s “New York”, LMFAO’s ”Party Rock Anthem”, Megadeth’s “Symphony of Destruction”, or whatever! A lullaby for baby’s nursery would be so sweet!! Plus, it is so inexpensive and easy!
For this project, I used a few of the lyrics to my daughter’s favorite song – “Someone I Used to Know” by Gotye.
Follow the directions below and you’ll have some rockin’ artwork in no time!!
- Frame constructed with 1×2 or 1×3 lumber
- 1/4″ lauan or plywood
- Primer and paint, or stain of your choice
- Repositionable vinyl letters
- Paint for final coat
Let’s get started!
Construct the frame as shown below. The length and width are up to you… I used a few cabinet door frames I had left over from a project a long time ago.
Cut a piece of 1/4″ lauan or plywood to fit the top of the frame. Use glue and short brad nails to secure in place.
Prime and paint, or stain as desired. I used Martha Stewart Living eggshell paint in Mushroom for the base coat.
Use the vinyl letters to spell out the wording or lyrics of your choice. I should have drawn pencil lines to keep the lettering straight but I decided to go commando then forgot to take a picture of the basecoat and the lettering. Great.
It rained soon after I painted and the entire piece got wet. Fantastic. When I removed the letters, they took some of the basecoat with them. Who would have thought the weatherman would actually be right??
Once it thoroughly dried, I sanded the piece with 220 sandpaper and applied a top coat over the entire piece. Not too bad!
Add a sawtooth hanger and Rock On!
Until next time,