An Easy Do-It-Yourself Statement Sign

An Easy Do-It-Yourself Statement Sign

Jess Watson
Feb 4, 2010

I think it's safe to say that most of us fell in love with the great styling of Amanda, Phil and Matt's Ohio bungalow when it was featured as a house tour. While I adored the whole house, I was left coveting that awesome "I Don't Care Too Much for Money" sign in Amanda and Phil's bedroom. Surprisingly, Amanda made this great vintage knock-off with just three supplies.

vinyl letters
spray paint
screws (for installation)

Instructions (adapted from Amanda's instructions):
1 - First, figure out what phrase you want to use (song line, movie quote, poem, the sky is the limit) and what vinyl letters you will use so that you have an idea of what size plywood you need.

2 - Next, buy the appropriately sized piece of plywood.

3 - Apply the vinyl letters to the sign. When I apply vinyl letters and want to keep them aligned properly, I use painters tape since it is easy to apply and remove and doesn't leave any marks.

4 - Then, spray paint the whole piece of plywood. This is where the customizing possibilities get even more fun since there are so many amazing colors of spray paint these days (Montana spray paint is my favorite brand). You could also apply a coat of spray paint to the whole piece of plywood before applying the vinyl letters to create color for the letters as well as the background.

5 - Once everything is dry, remove the vinyl letters.

6 - Since the sign is large, it's best to screw the sign into the wall to install it.

Our bed needs a headboard and this could be the perfect fix. I'm off to find some great love quotes (without the sap) to get started on this project. What would your sign say?

(Image credits: Amanda Johnson / Here's Looking at Me Kid)

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