This past weekend we stopped at this local barn sale. These people always have neat stuff for sale and not expensive. I wasn't really looking for anything special, but I had a project that I wanted to do with a picture frame and pallet wood. This frame was 50 cents, so I thought I would use it for my little experiment.
My friend gave me her old Country Sampler magazines. I haven't gotten past the cover of the first one I picked up. On the cover, I noticed someone had made a sign with wood and a picture frame. I knew I had to try this one. Their frame was lovelier than mine, but I wasn't sure how well this was going to go. I went out to get some scraps of pallet wood and a piece of pine.
I glued them together and actually just placed them inside the frame since it was a snug fit. To secure the glued pieces into the frame, I put some wood glue around the edges.
Don't ask me why I have rubber bands around my glue bottle--it's a boy thing.
This is what it looked like before I painted it.
I painted it in some AS French Linen.
I didn't completely paint to the edges, because I wanted the stain to grab the wood to give it a rustic feel. Using the charcoal method and my paint Sharpie I did the lettering.
Here is a closeup of the completed project.