DIY: Pottery Barn Wall plaques

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A few days ago I shared pictures of Miss M’s nursery. I simply love that space but am excited to give her room a much needed update to blend with her personality. Until I show you my our game plan for the room, I decided to share a pretty simple, but beautiful DIY that I completed for her nursery.

I love everything Pottery Barn Kids, I am sure there really is not a thing on the website that I wouldn’t want. For the longest time they did not ship to Canada (thank goodness that has since changed) but I just can not stomach the price tag. So when I saw these wall plaques I knew I needed them in the nursery. pottery barn girl word art

I decided that I could easily make these myself and for a fraction of the price. I started off by going to my local home depot and getting them to cut a piece of pine into 6 various lengths. (The lengths can be determined on your space and the words you decide to put on your plaques).

Supplies you will need

  • pine (or wood of your choice)
  • coordinating colors/patterns of scrapbook paper
  • Mod Podge
  • paint
  • paint brush
  • sandpaper
  • foam roller

Then after I got the wood cut and home, I lightly sanding the edges and then started to paint. Winter 2011-2012 050.JPG

After each board was painted and dried, I then laid out the scrapbook paper and cut it to size. After it was cut and laid out onto the wood, I applied some Mod Podge and started to apply.

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I waited for the modge podge to dry 24 hours before I started to paint on the words.

Now as far as painting on the words, you can free hand this if you want but I am not the best painter so I decided to print out the words from Word and then to trace them. When I traced, I made sure to press really hard down and therefore the imprint of the letters would be left on the wood. Then I went over the imprints with paint and voila you have some beautiful, made with love, DIY PBK wall plaques.Winter 2011-2012 170

They were the perfect addition for above our change table.

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