bead board LOVE sign

this summer i have been all about some d.i.y. wall decorations. in august i will be moving into my dorm & can’t wait to put all of my decorations up. the most recent one i’ve completed was an adorable bead board sign i found on pinterest. the original post was from make it & love it, but i made mine smaller and painted it a little bit different.

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this was super simple to make, i promise. & you can’t really mess it up. you may already know how to make this just from looking at the picture, but here’s how i did it:

decide on what size, font, & color letters you want to use. craft stores like hobby lobby & michael’s have a variety to choose from. i used 9.5 inch letters & painted them white.

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cut your bead board to whatever size you want. lowe’s or homedopt will normally cut it for you. i figured out the size i needed by multiplying the letter height by 2 & adding 5. so my letters were 9.5 x 2 = 19 + 5 = 24 height wise. then i subtracted 3 on the width b/c the letters aren’t as wide as they are tall.

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if it isn’t already painted white you will need to paint it. it works best to paint it white first so if you decide not to paint the creases, like i did, it won’t be wood colored & your color will be more true to what it looks like out of the bottle. i used some valspar interior white paint b/c we had it around the house, but any acrylic paint will work.

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here it is after two coats of the white paint. make sure to paint the edges too.

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after the white paint is completely dry then paint it whatever color you choose. i used a sponge brush to give it a textured look & so the crevices in the bead board would stay mostly white. but this part is up to you & how you want it to look.

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after everything is dry & painted, its time to glue the letters on. hot glue worked great for me!

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attach a hook to the back if you want to hang it & you’re all done!

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