I have a thing for big love letters. In one previous home, I even painted the “I love you” to my Beloved right on the wall in our dining room. We enjoyed the larger-than-life art/note (although the realtor wisely told us to repaint before selling the house!).
Since we added another doorway in our room (along with the already existing doorway and two large windows) the available wall space was actually limited. But we wanted something pretty, but slightly rustic. (We already have the pallet shelves in there.)
So, I knew a large repurposed pallet or multiple boards would be too large for the space. Instead, I chose one old piece of weathered wood to make the sign.
If you don’t have an old barn out behind your house like we do, look around town for old fencing, or keep an eye out at garage sales and Craigslist for old barn/fence wood.
Make sure your wood is clean and dry before painting, so that the paint will adhere cleanly. I used the “sample-sized” paints from the department store paint section. You don’t need much!
Using some large foam letter stamps (I used scrapbooking ones from a thrift store), or freehand, paint your quote on the sign and let dry.
Depending on your wall surface, use appropriate screws or hanging brackets (just ask at your local hardware store).
It was a much-appreciated, two-in-one gift: a little love note, and a fixed-up bedroom!