Monday, January 14, 2013

PB Inspired Love Wall Plaque for Valentines




As you all know, I'm working on installing some ceiling beams in the master bedroom, that project is still going on, but meanwhile I managed to work on something else with these remaining pieces of wood from the beams:



The Pottery Barn catalog arrived and while browsing through it I saw this Love Plaque that I thought I could replicate with the spared pieces of wood I had, and it could be a great piece of art for Valentine's day!

Love Wall Plaque
PB Teen

The first thing for me to do was the letters.  I attached two pieces of graph paper with tape and began drawing the letters, trying to copy-cat them the best I could.  They are like 12.5" x 9".



The letters were then transferred to a piece of plywood, another remnant from the beams.



Then, it was time to cut them out using a jig saw.  It took me like an hour to do that, a good time to think about what needs to get done next day, yeah! I was thinking about the laundry I needed to do, what I was going to pack my son for his school lunch, my grocery list ... Let's say, that's how I plan my days! :)



Well, after all that thinking, the letters were out,  they're not perfect, the lines weren't that straight, maybe I should have paid more attention to the cuttings!


I took a big chunk out of the O!  But nothing wood filler and a good sanding couldn't repair.



Since the boards were already primed material, sanding their edges was my next step to give them that worn out look.  All the boards were nailed to two extra pieces on the back.


This is how it looked so far.


Since I wanted to use the plaque for Valentine's day, a letter O was cut out from red polka-dot fabric, and was attached with liquid starch (I think that's the old way to attach fabric to a surface :)  the new way to go would be with Mod Podge), you can use any.



Wax was rubbed on the boards and letters to age them a bit more.  The letters were attached with double-sided sticky tape that way I can use the board with something else or I can display the letters by itself later on.

The PB Love Plaque costs $199,  mine was kind of free since they were left-over pieces.


Next time I'll show you how it looks adorning my fireplace!


Check it out on the Valentine Mantel HERE

XOXO,




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66 comments:

Mel Mac said...

You have the patience of a saint to cut those letters out! Totally awesome outcome. I like yours better with the hit of red fabric.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Cristina you are seriously amazing!!! This is just beautiful. There is obviously no end to your talents. :)

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Well done Cristina! It looks even better than the original. I'm impressed that you were able to make those letters look so nice...the cutting looks like something I would do! Glad to see they don't have to be perfect to end up looking great. Can't wait to see it on your mantel. Have a great week!

Debbie

Feral Turtle said...

What an awesome sign. Can hardly wait to see it in its final home. Good job Cristina!!!!

Marina Pérez said...

LOVE IT

MARINA

Maria Elena said...

Awesome project, Cristina! So pretty! You did an amazing job!

Meeha Meeha said...

Sweet project, Cristina, I think that the red polka-dots add a dazzling note and make it much more appealing :)

Tammy Henderson said...

This is great! Love it! would love if you came by and shared http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/01/share-it-one-more-time-linky-party-and.html

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

Oh My!! LOVE it! ;)

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Looks great Cristina! I actually like your version better with the added color to the "O". Very pretty.

crystal woolever said...

I love how that red fabric makes the whole thing pop. Looks really great. :)

Kelly Rinzema said...

LOVE this! I can't believe how identical it looks, and the little pop of read makes it so much more fun.
PS I'm totally jealous you have your own saw, I need to get some power tools :)

Guerrina said...

I love it! The polka dots really step it up. Pottery Barn should be paying you!

NanaDiana said...

Cristina- I love that- You did a marvelous job. I really like that only the O is painted. xo Diana

Rea T said...

that looks awesome, your energy and patience just amazes me though...an hour of cutting those letters!! geezz!! i like how it looks!love it!

huggies***
rea

Our Neck of the Woods said...

So amazing! I can't believe how much it looks like the original, for free! It's such a nice festive touch :)

Decora Adora said...

Cristina yo esto si que te lo voy a copiar. Eso si..... no se con que maquina cortas para darle la curva???. me encanto simple y elegante
cariños

Vel Criste said...

OMG! It even looks better than the original! Great job Cristina!

Angela said...

Cute I love the polka dots

Custom Comforts said...

Well done!!! Looks great.
Cindy

gena said...

Oh my goodness - that is adorable! GREAT job!!!

thank you for sharing,
gena

Jamie -Better With Age said...

This is amazing! I love it. I'm a new follower ;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh cute, cute, cute. I love it and so genius. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

Samantha Conner said...

You are so talented! Sharing your "LOVE" today on my FB page. Thanks for linking to "Cowgirl Up"!
:) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

Ashli Herself said...

Love, love, love this! Would be so cute in a little girl's room! Can't wait to try, definitely "pinning" for future reference!

Eclectically Vintage said...

I'm in LOVE with your LOVE sign!
Kelly

Maria said...

Oh my gosh that's adorable!!!! I absolutely love this! And I love the polka dot "O"! It really makes the whole piece!!!!!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is so gorgeous. Love your style. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. I am visiting you from Tuesday Treasures. Thanks Anu!

Vanessa said...

HI, Cristina

I love this sign of your. It's beautiful and I am so impress with your power tool skills. You rock!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Christina - this is so amazing! Once again, I'm in awe of your power tool skills!

:) Linda

Art and Sand said...

It looks great, especially the red polka dot O. Thanks for sharing the idea.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I wish I used power tools like you do. Of course I would have a hard time just figuring out how to do the letters. I like yours better with the added red and polka dot letter. So cute!

Brooke said...

Oh, oh, oh! I LOVE this, and need to make it! Thanks so much for sharing! It's been pinned. Have a great day!

Brooke said...

Hi! Brooke again. Just wanted to let you know I'm your newest follower. Love you site!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I just love the pop of red & white polka dots!!!

Ann Krucek said...

Very Cute!!! Thanks for another great tutorial!!

sew sweet vintage said...

Great power tool skills!!!! Love your sign:) New follower. Follow me back http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/01/love-me-love-my-dog.html

Cathy Trochelman said...

This is GREAT!! You are brave :)

Ashley Phipps said...

This is SUPER CUTE!! I love how it turned out!

I host a weekly Friday link party, if you are interested I'd love for you to join!

I can't wait to check out more of your blog!

Ashley
www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

This is just soooo cute...thanks so much for sharing it at my NTT party this week.

Blessings,
Linda

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

So cute!!!!!

Huckleberry Love said...

You did such a great job! I think this looks better than the one in Pottery Barn. I have yet to venture into the world of power tools, so I give you A LOT of kudos for cutting those out all by yourself! My kind woman! :) New follower. Would love for you to return the favor!

Visiting from The Shabby Creek Cottage.

~Emily

http://www.huckleberrylove.com/2013/01/aviation-themed-baby-shower.html

Lauren said...

I adore the color pop on the "O"!!! I would love it if you would come share it at my Funday Sunday link party that opens this Saturday at www.the-crafty-cowgirl.com. Hope to see you there!

RuthSMac. said...

Awesome! it looks fantastics. I need to learn how to use some tools, definitely.

xo!

Suzan Sweatman said...

WOW - Christina - that is beyond gorgeous!
You are so incredibly talented!
XOX

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh my goodness, you haven't a no ending talent my dear Christina!! I love the LOVE sign and I am so behind with any Valentine ideas! Anyway, I'm inspired by looking at your post. I'll have to think what to do, lol..Thank you for dropping by my sweet friend. Love,
FABBY

chateau chic said...

You did a fantastic job. Perfect L-O-V-E in every way!!
Mary Alice

Becca said...

Amazing, Cristina! Truly impressed that you cut the letters out ... they look fantastic! Love the fabric you added to the "O" ... you put Pottery Barn's version to shame!

Amy Kinser said...

What a great job you did! I love the letters on the planks!! Looks wonderful for Valentine's.

So nice visiting your blog tonight.

Danielle Wagasky said...

Hi there! I featured you today on Blissful and Domestic. Stop by and check it out:>

Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
www.blissfulanddomestic.com

Robin said...

Looks great! I love the pop of red!

Ruthie Armstrong said...

Your sign is adorable! I'd love to have you come link it up at my party tomo :) http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Marji Roy said...

Wonderful new variation on a classic . Love it!

Kelli W said...

This is awesome! I love the polka dot fabric on the O.

Designed Decor said...

This is so pretty! I love the pop of red color on the o! I just started a new link party and would love if you would come on over and share your post or social media sites. http://designeddecor.com/talkin-about-thursday-3/

Tammy Henderson said...

Hi Just stopping by to let you know you have been featured at One More Time. Thank you for sharing and hope to see you tomorrow at the Linky Party http://www.onemoretimeevents.com

Anonymous said...

Amazing!

Pam said...

Love this project. You did such a nice job. It looks so crisp. Very nice.

Theresa said...

I love your project & how it turned out! I wish I was as handy!Drop by anytime I am at DearCreatives.com & am adding you on G+ to follow you.

Patty M said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing. I am going to include it in my post on Valentine's Day decor ideas!
http://www.alwayssomethinghome.com

Sherry said...

You are so talented! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Super cute~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Pudel-design said...

Hi Christina, this is amazing!
So cute;)
You have a new follower;)
Love from Germany...
Lydia

Linh C. said...


Gorgeous!!

You have a new follower, me. :)

Kristi L (Digital Cake) said...

I love this project so much! I featured it on my blog today http://digitalcakecrafting.blogspot.com/2013/02/shout-out-sunday-5.html

Huckleberry Love said...

Hi Cristina! I love, love, love your LOVE wall plaque! I've included it in a Valentine's Day Decorating round-up over on my site. It's been pinned, too. Thanks for sharing your creative idea! :)
http://www.huckleberrylove.com/2014/01/14-valentines-day-diy-decorating-ideas.html

~Emily

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