DIY Pallet House Divided Sports Sign

Hubby and I are from 2 different states and we both love different sports teams. And when we play each other, its serious!! Serious fun that is. We both talk a good game weeks before the game even starts.
So, what better way to show our love for all our teams? Make a sign!
After the boards were cut to the desired length, I sanded down the cut edges and really bad areas where the wood was pulling off. I wanted this sign to be rough, so I didn’t do too much sanding. We found some old rusty/painted eye screws which hubby put on each board to connect them together. I then put a white wash on the boards.
I made the stencils on my Silhouette using contact paper.
Press around each letter to make sure its secure on the wood. I also used a clean dauber and tapped up and down over the letter areas and it helped to secure it more to the wood. Since my boards are not smooth, the contact doesn’t stick well, so I took it slow for each letter. But for this project, I wasn’t really worried about the lines being perfect.
Using the sponge daubers, add a small amount of craft paint on a paper plate and then add a small amount of paint to the dauber. Using the dry stencil method, tap up and down with paint over the exposed wood areas. Don’t move your brush side to side or the paint will go under your stencil. I wasn’t worried about being perfect with the paint because I wanted the sign to look a little aged and rough.
After letting the paint dry over night, I painted a thin coat of the white wash over all the letters and blotted off some of it with a cloth. This made it look like some of the letters had faded.

I then added thick gauge wire we had in our stash in the garage as a hanger.
We are ready for football season this year.

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  • Christel Combs Christel Combs on Aug 21, 2015
    I need to make this for my husband and me. He is a Chief's Mizzou fan. I am a Saint's Auburn fan