Here is what you'll need: 2X2's (2) from the lumber yard, wooden base from the craft store, wood glue, staples, nails or screws, Spackle (and putty knife), primer, grey paint and sand paper.
Justin handled all of the cutting part, I am TERRIBLE at mitre cuts. He used a mitre saw, but you could certainly use a mitre box for this project.
I put them together the best that I could. Justin had gone to work already and I couldn't find the drill, and even if I had, I don't have any upper arm strength....so this is what you do when you can't find a drill and do not have nails on hand that are long enough....and you're a wimp. First wood glue:
Then I used the staple gun. Would I have used screws had I found the drill? Yes. Would I have used nails if I had some long enough? Yes. But the staples ended up working just fine, so I'll leave the choice up to you.
If you have been around for any length of time, you probably remember the lamp I made over using a technique with Spackle. This is sort of the same technique. Basically using Spackle to create a texture on the smooth wood. With the putty knife, spread the Spackle over the wood unevenly. I used the pink stuff that turns white once it's dry.
Once the paint has dried. Do another layer of Spackle, just like the first time...right over the paint.
This is how it will look once the Spackle has dried. It will need to be sanded a little to smooth out the finish, but not too much.
Do each letter the same way and you are done! I did not seal anything, but you certainly could, I'd used a matte spray sealer. I love the fact that you can move each letter around as you need to. If you want each letter straighter of further apart...anyway you want...whatever. On my mantle, I used a faux book to elevate one of the L's and the base of the F is not even noticeable.
That went alright, right? If you have any questions, let me know. I'll talk to you tomorrow.
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