– Four common wood of 1″x2″ x 8 foot (for the frame) – Four 1″x3″ x 8 foot (for the beams) – Thinnest plywood (Cut to size at lowes. There’s a few reasons I get my wood cut to size. #1 It fits in my car 😀 😀 #2 Cut’s the work in half #3 If you don’t have the right tools this will save you! – Brad nailer or nails and hammer – Paint (or stain) – Brushes – masking tape – Miter saw (they sell hand cutting tool if you don’t have one) – Pen – Charcoal ,pencil or pastel. (for tracing the qoute)
I painted my panels and went on to inserting them into the frame. There is a reason I went with the thinnest plywood. It actually made this process a lot easier. To insert our panels into the ready frame we bend the panels slightly and, they fit right into place. I was thinking whether we should built the frame right around the panels but in the end of all my thinking!!! HAHA This way seemed to be the easiest because, the panels had to lay evenly in the frame and with the beams giving it the right support behind, everything just fit right into place.
To add my quote. I printed big letters onto regular printer paper in a few different sizes. Then I cut between the letters to adjust spacing. Following that I taped the quote to the frame to see which size looked best. Once we decided on one I flipped the paper face down and scribbled the back side with a pastel. You can use charcoal or a pencil as well. A pencil would take forever and I had a pastel on hand so that’s why I used a pastel. This might even work with a crayon. Do a test patch to see. Following that I lay my letters onto the canvas and traced each letter with a pen.
A DIY BLOG, SHARING STORIES OF DESIGN BY LILY ARDOR