Today, I’m turning it over to my in-real-life friend Sarah. She loves all things home, DIY and design. (I guess we have a lot in common).
So, when she sent me a picture message about her new DIY Ballard-inspired sign, I immediately texted back and told her that I must share it on the blog. She kindly obliged with the information below.
So, help me welcome Sarah and her beautiful French-looking plaque, inspired by Ballard Designs.
Take it, Sarah…
I absolutely LOVE Ballard Designs. If I had all the money in the world, I would by my furnishings and decor from Ballard Designs. I’ve been jonesing this Pruvost Plaque for about 6 months – . But with a price tag of $259, I thought I’d pass.
A few months ago, my husband and I blew in more insulation in the attic. The insulation came on an old weathered oak pallet. Lightbulb!! God had a plan!
I kept the pallet and this weekend when it was beautiful outside, I busted it out. Here are the steps we took:
- We removed the slats with a crowbar and hammer.
- Then, I laid the wood on the ground and sketched the outline of the design above with a pencil. I went over the sketch with a sharpie.
- DH cut the wood with a jig saw. He cut a few extra pieces from the pallet to act as a backing to keep it together and nailed those in from the back so there wouldn’t be any nail heads showing on the front.
- Next, I turned to my trusty Cricut where I created a stencil for the words. I already had some dark brown craft paint so I used that to create the worlds.
We hung it last night and I can’t stop beaming every time I walk into the living room. LOVE IT! And because we owned everything we used, it cost me $0!!