Power Tool Challenge – Anything Goes Edition

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!


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:

DIY Family Sign by My Love To Create

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


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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