6.06.2011

Knock-Off PB Planked Sign {tutorial}

planked family sign
 
While browsing around the Pottery Barn website I came upon this darling Planked Summer Sign -
 
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But I wasn’t a fan of the $250 price tag – OUCH!
So I decided to make my own!
 
 
I love their “shop” theme but I decided that I wanted more of a family sign so I changed the wording up a little bit and the colors so it would match my home. I also made it a little bit smaller – 57” was a tad to big!
First: I went out to my scrap wood pile and dug up a bunch of pieces that I thought would work well.
 
 
Second: I decided on a basic measurement – I went with 24” – and then cut a couple pieces that size and a few a little bit bigger and a little bit smaller.
 
 
Third: I set up a pattern I liked and then flipped them over, used a sharpie and numbered them.
I used 9 pieces.
 
 
Fourth: I took each piece and sprayed a light coat of paint on them.  I sprayed 7 of them an espresso brown, one slate blue and one heirloom white.
 
 
Fifth: Using spray paint and toll paints I added a couple layers.

In the picture on the left, I used the piece of wood that I had sprayed heirloom white and sprayed an espresso boarder around it.

In the picture on the left, I sprayed heirloom white over the espresso (top board) and then used green toll paint and painted over the brown and white.

I sprayed and brushed on light layers so they looked worn.
 
 
Sixth: Using a combination of sand paper and my little hand sander – I sanded the boards down until I had the desired effect I wanted for each of them.
 
 
Seventh: Using my Silhouette I cut out the phrases that I wanted in vinyl, stuck them to my wood and painted them in. I brushed on a light layer and then I sanded them down once more a little bit so the wording would look worn as well.
 
 
 
Eighth: Now we assemble!! I busted out my Mother’s Day Gift and nailed the boards together. I cut two pieces of wood that were 25” long and ran them parallel along the back then nailed each piece in and then it was done!
 
 
In total I spent – $0! I had everything I needed hanging around my house – and besides the fact that I saved $250 – I also saved $25 in shipping and I got it a lot sooner!!
 
 
I am so pleased with how it turned it out and just love it!
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36 comments:

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

That's one of my favorite things in the catalog right now and I've been pondering how to make it personal for our house as well. Yours turned out so cute - I love it!

Brittany said...

Wow you did a really great job! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Leanne said...

This turned out so cute! I love how you personalized it and the colors you chose.

beckaboots said...

This is so great! Awesome job. I think I like it even better than the PB one.

Bekah

Sims Family said...

I love it!

Michelle said...

This is awesome! The effects with the paint are great and I love the family spin! Stumbled this.

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Great sign! And love the price.

Kara said...

Oh my gosh Amanda, I totally love this! I like yours even better than the original. Awesome!

Alison@Oopsey Daisy said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Amanda! Thumb's up :)

Tam @ Sew Dang Cute said...

I like yours better than the original as well - The family theme, colors, size, etc. Great job, love this!

Leontien said...

Oh my! It looks fantastic!!!

Thanks for sharing
Leontien
www.fourleafcloverdairy.blogspot.com

Chessa said...

Super-dooper cute! Great tutorial. What a deal. And I think yours looks better than PB!

Heidi @ Honeybear Lane said...

Girlfriend this is SO cute!!! I love love love it. I just also did my own plank artwork which I'll show on my blog soon but I wish so bad I had an electric sander because I think that would really give me the look I want. Someday we won't be so poor... :)

I will bookmark this for a later date or maybe make a mini version with my leftover plank scraps!!!

Janice said...

I love your sign! How great that you could make it for nothing!

Creative Raisins said...

I love this and I am putting it on my to do list.

Rhoda said...

Really, I would just be saying the same thing everyone else wrote today. Fantastic, i wish I had your talent...and tools!

Steph Jacobson said...

So cute! I think I'll start asking for power tools for gifts!

Kelly Biggs at My Dear Trash said...

I admired this same pottery barn piece. You did an amazing job. Thanks for the tutorial- it's now on my list of summer projects!

RMC said...

Gorgeous and fun! Love it!

Tonya said...

This is just beautiful!! I love the way it turned out!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!!

La-Dee-da crafter said...

Thanks for sharing. It turned out so well and the amount of money you saved is awesome!!!
Following you now

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

What a great project and I like yours way better than pottery barns! I would love if you would link up this project to our {{What I Made Wednesday Linky Party}}! Thanks!

~Briana

La-Dee-da crafter said...

I am featuring this on my blog. You are a La-Dee-Da Diva!!! come grab a button.
http://ladeedacreations.com/2011/06/diva-thursday/

Donna@My Sweet Things said...

I have lot's of scrap wood in my basement from our deck remodel. I LOVE this and thank you so much for the inspiration!

Brandi said...

great job! What a neat project.

Beth said...

Very much love this! And I love when people can recreate Pottery Barn pieces, adding their own special touches, for less money! Way to Go!
Beth
huberhang.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

These are so good! My mom and I just created some of these for a baby shower we hosted last weekend ... yours have more character - I will follow some of your steps because I will for sure make these again!

Check ours out ...
http://hotmessmoma.blogspot.com

Laura@Corner House said...

Very cute! I featured this on my blog on Friday night.

Tiffany said...

wow, this is all kinds of fantastic! I'm linking to you for my Summer Kick Off Tutorial Round Up!

Pyslepia said...

What a fantastic tutorial! Thanks a lot!

Johnnie said...

Cute cute cute!

Amy @MoMomma said...

This is Adorable! I've been wanted to do a version of something like this for "family rules / Mott". Would you be interested in being featured on my site? I'd love to spotlight this blog post on my blog. If you're iterested, send me a little intro and the HTML for this post to mrsmomomma at aol dot com ;) Would love to see ya on my blog!

Danielle said...

I'm visiting from Tatertots & Jello. This came out fantastic. I really love beachy things living near the ocean. Thanks for sharing.

Claire said...

Love this!! Following you from tatertots and jello! Stop by for a visit!!

Trish said...

Just pinned this! Super cute!

Cameron said...

Quick question! I know you used your Silhouette to print and cut your stencils, but how did you manage to paint the letters with inner shapes. Like an "O," for example. The "O's" have an inner circle and without it, the "O" would like just a circle instead of an "O." Do you just hold the inner circle in place while you paint around it?? Or do you stick it down with tape?

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