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DIY Wall Sign with Scrappy Moulding

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Time flies by so fast… It is already time for the Power Tool Challenge! This is a group where fellow bloggers and I make really awesome projects using simple power tools. In all honesty, I didn’t think I would make it this month because I have too many irons in the fire and thought the PTC group would post next week. Fortunately, I was able to create something really cool and simple! For this month’s challenge, I made a DIY wall sign with scrappy moulding and a reverse-stenciled quote on the front. Trust me, it doesn’t get any easier!

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I already had strips of 3/4″ plywood that were offcuts from the round tables I built for the breakroom at work. The strips measure 5″ x 42″ which is the perfect size for a long sign!

Previously, I shared a dresser where I repaired the damaged top and added small pieces of decorative moulding to the edges. I loved it so much, I wanted to use the same technique in other projects. I sanded the edges of the plywood, then added random strips of moulding to the edges secured with DAP® Rapid Fuse Wood Adhesive. The ends of the pieces were butted against one another. (I purchased the packages of moulding at Hobby Lobby.)

DIY Wall Sign with Scrappy Moulding - Piece with Moulding Scraps

When I got to the corners, I marked the ends for miters and cut them on the miter saw. This is really easy to do since a spacer is used and the trim pieces are actually cut with the saw blade centered on the piece instead of on the upswing. I cut a piece with a miter in one end first, dry fit it to the miter on the piece already in place, then marked and cut the remaining miter.

DIY Wall Sign with Scrappy Moulding - Marking Miters

DIY Wall Sign with Scrappy Moulding - Mitered Corners

I also sanded the areas where the trim pieces meet to knock down any high spots and make the transition from piece to piece a bit nicer.

DIY Wall Sign with Scrappy Moulding - Sanded Trim

I applied a coat of dark gray chalk paint to the front of the piece, then I added a quote cut out of vinyl on top. I painted over the entire piece with three coats of white chalk paint, then removed the vinyl lettering to let the grey words show through.

DIY Wall Sign with Scrappy Moulding - Vinyl Lettering

DIY Wall Sign with Scrappy Moulding - Reverse Stencil

I applied a coat of wax then added two sawtooth hangers to the back to hang the sign.

DIY Wall Sign with Scrappy Moulding - Sawtooth Hanger

I think the sign is very swoon-worthy! Take a look at some of the fabulous other projects from my fellow bloggers:

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DIY Aiderondack FireBowl Table by Interior Frugalista

DIY Headboard Bench by Domestically Speaking

DIY Wall Sign by Designs By Studio C

Easy Bird Feeder by Virginia Sweet Pea

DIY Headboard Bench by Designed Decor

DIY Small Pet Bed by H2OBungalow

How To Use A Kreg Jig by My Repurposed Life

Power Tool Challenge Team Favorite Projects

DIY Wall Sign with Scrappy Moulding - On Shelf

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An easy to make wall sign with scrappy moulding on the edges and a reverse stenciled quote. This would make a fabulous gift!

This DIY wall sign with scrappy moulding would be perfect with a family name and “established date” on it for a gift or with a sweet quote on it and hung in a child’s room! Have any questions? Leave a comment below!

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  • Wendi@H2OBungalow

    Love the saying, love the sign! I’ve eyed that fun molding for the longest time knowing I could come up with a good project for it! Love your idea <3

    • CherTexter

      Thank you so much, Wendi! I plan on using it on everything, ha ha!

  • My Repurposed Life

    awwww, so sweet Cher! I love your scrappy mouling sign! (I save all kinds of bits and pieces)

    pinning!

    gail

    • CherTexter

      Thanks so much, Gail! They are really easy to use and I like the randomness (is that a word??) of the moulding!

  • “Be The Peace You Seek”, love that sentiment Cher and happens to be my mantra these days with all the chaos going on in the world these days. Love your sign and especially how you incorporated two different trim styles around the frame. Pinning to share 🙂

    • CherTexter

      Thanks! You are absolutely right, Marie… This is a great quote!

  • Paula@SweetPea

    Adding moulding to the side of the sign gives this piece a really pretty look. I love the quote you used!

    • CherTexter

      Thank you so much, Paula! I love the quote, too!

  • DeDe Bailey

    I love this quote! I really like that you added the moulding around it and it makes it look more finished!

    • CherTexter

      Thank you so much, DeDe! I love the way it looks!

  • I love the quote! And how fun are your scrap moulding pieces! They are so pretty!

    • CherTexter

      Thank you, Mindi! I think using the scrap moulding is my new obsession!

  • Domestically Speaking

    What a great use of extra molding – so pretty!

    • CherTexter

      Thank you so much, Maryann! I love using the smaller pieces to create something new!

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