I cut and glued my tongue and groove planks together the size of my frame. Let dry for a day and began to stain in grey.
Framed Family Sign
My home is old and is lath and plaster so hanging things on the wall it’s a real headache I’m always looking for ways to get art up on the wall without having to hang it. So it only made sense to spruce up my fireplace mantle. I had some tongue groove hardwood laying around, a large black frame and some wooden family letters. So I guess you could say I went to work.
Once I have the stain on I knew I need to distress it a little. And it was heavy! So good thing it was going to be a leaning framed art.
I also needed to send off some of the glue that had dripped through, small areas that I hadn’t seen prior to staining.
Here is the stain I put over the top. On clearance typical me!
Once the staining the glue is dry I flipped it over and put it in the black frame glued it to the frame. I also used a little L bracket to secure it. It took two brackets to fill secure.
Now I pulled out the family letters I had bought it discount at the thrift store. They were a little faded so I felt that I needed to touch them up with black paint.
I just use my basic acrylic black pain since I knew it was going to be interior use.
I laid out the letters to get them all centered I used a ruler that has a level on it and other rulers on the side to make sure it was all centered.
Here is the glue I used on project
Let the Drive for 24 hours not to get drippage.
Finish project family sign love it. This is an easy project and it was fun to do I have a large area on my mantle that needed something and this does it since I can’t hang it up I can always lean it. Hope you enjoy.