DIY Inspirational Quote Sign

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The weekend is here, the weekend is here! I've been waiting with bated breath for the work week to be over so I can work on my patio again. My weekends include Fridays so today I painted the laundry room door and the porch railing and I'll be sharing that real soon.

Until then I have another project to share. I finished up a little decor project... also for the patio.

DIY Inspirational Quote Sign

I love this quote and it seems so perfect for outdoor decor don't you think?! You can buy this quote on Etsy to print out but since mine was going to be outside I didn't think paper would be a good choice (even if the patio is covered) so I decided to paint my own.

I had this old piece of wood lying around, I think it's an old shelf... it was here when I bought the house.

It came in handy to use as a wheelbarrow ramp for hauling loads of rocks up over the concrete edging in my yard :o) But I was actually saving it because I thought it could serve a better purpose!

 I cut it exactly in half and sanded it to make my two sign boards.

I printed the quote in the size and font I wanted.

I picked up some Waverly Inspirations Chalk paint at Walmart awhile back and decided to use it for this project.

Then I used Transfer Paper to transfer the words to my boards and then used Black Craft Paint to paint the words. Let me tell you though... it was hard to paint straight letters like these. I think it turned out ok though.

I bought some wood strips from Lowe's to make my frames.

I made the frames like little boxes around the signs, if you lay them down flat they are like shallow trays.

And they are flush on the back.

I'm pretty pleased with how these turned out (crooked letters and all!)

I can't wait to get these hung up outside and work on some more projects I have in mind.

As a recap...

Here is my Boho Patio Inspiration post.

I got started with the makeover by stenciling the concrete patio floor with an Ikat pattern stencil from Olive Leaf Stencils.

And then I made some comfortable seating with a pallet love seat.

What's to come...
  • More Seating
  • Coffee table and/or side table
  • Plants
  • Lighting
  • Decor

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  1. Love the quote and the signs. I'm sure they look great in the patio.

  2. You did a fabulous job on the signs. I know letters are challenging but they look pretty darned straight and even to me!

  3. Me too...the signs look perfect to me...only you see the mistakes. Love your patio so far!

    1. Thanks Florence! I'm loving my patio too :o)



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