I saw a post on Pinterest with cool lake signs made from old wood. Here is the picture that inspired me from Pinterest.
Naturally i though…..I can make that! It just so happened that we were rebuilding our old deck at our lake place. So, we had lots of deck boards that were very weathered. Perfect! I picked the ones i wanted and had my handy husband cut them to the size i wanted.
Next, i bought paint in the colors i wanted my signs, a lakey blue and a minty blue. I decided to just make 2 signs, not 3. Ok, now i am ready to paint. I painted very lightly to not completely cover the wood. This gave it a “used” look even though it was freshly painted.
Steve used a thin piece of wood nailed to the backs to hold the pieces together. Each sign used 3 deck boards.
I uploaded them to Walmart.com and had them printed (4×6) in black and white.
Steve cut thin pieces of wood an inch larger all around than the snapshots. (6×8). Lastly I stained them.
I found the 4×6 thin plastic covers in the picture frame section of Hobby Lobby.
We tacked the stained pieces of wood, pictures and plastic pieces over the pictures with a couple of old screws we found in his odds and ends bucket.
* Be careful not to tighten the screws too much or the plastic may crack.