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Monday, January 17, 2011

Wall Plaques

This is one project I have been excited about for a while!  I saw some of these plaques online for about $40 plus shipping. I am super cheap and couldn't bring myself to pay that for them, however one of my Sister-in-laws did buy them and had them in her living room.  I showed my hubby and he said 'Lets just make some.' I was definitely on board with that.


  We went and picked out 9 different sheets of scrapbook paper that went well with my bedroom decor and purchased an 8"x 10' pine board (it was the cheapest).  Lloyd cut them 8" and we were on our way!

These are the boards router-ed and sanded. 

Then we painted them with some leftover black paint from our kitchen cabinet make-over.

This is a close-up of the prints we chose. There are so many possibilities when making these, I've even thought of making some for my girls' rooms.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new decor in our bedroom!  Easy, inexpensive and beautiful!

We are thinking of making these in bulk and selling them on Etsy or just here on the blog, I guess we'll see how much people like them and are interested in them. 



10 comments:

  1. So cute Clisty, I love them!

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  2. Love 'em!!! I know right where I would like to put a set of them!!! Great job, you two!

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  3. So Cute. I might have to talk Brooks into cutting some wood since he has free time :)

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  4. Thanks gals! Good idea Andrea, use him while you have him!

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  5. Those are great! I found you on Not Just a Housewife.

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  6. I think this idea is so cute! I am going to do something like this over my fireplace!

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  7. How did you attach the paper to the wood?

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  8. @Joe, I attached the paper with 'Modge Podge', you put a thin layer on the wood with a sponge/poly brush, put the paper on and rub for at least 1 minute to get all the bubbles out. When that is dry you put another thicker layer of 'Modge Podge' on the paper making sure all edges are covered well and let dry.

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  9. I love this! I have been trying to figure out a way to have the canvas look with out paying so much money for them! This totally solves my problem! I never even thought to use a wood board! hahaha Thanks so much! Thanks for linking up to Simply Cadence Make it for less Mondays!!!

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  10. These are so pretty! I love your paper choice!

    I'd love for you to link up at my Friday link party if you are interested.

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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