Hi Guys!

This past Saturday was Veteran’s Day in the USA.  For those of you that may not know, this is the day we celebrate those brave men and women who have served and those who are currently serving in our armed forces.  It is a day of appreciation, recognition and thanks!

In the spirit of this day, I decided to make a Patriotic piece of decor. Check it out below and sound off in the comments.

Enjoy!

~J

 

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Materials Needed:
  • Scrap Wood (12 Inch)
  • Wooden Letter Blocks
  • Hot Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • White Chalk Paint
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • 220 Grit Sandpaper
  • (1) 1 inch paint brush (synthetic bristles)
  • 1 small fine tip/precision paint brush
  • Clear Finish Spray
  • Tack Cloth
  • Old Rag

 

  1. First, take your 220 grit sandpaper and sand down all of your wooden pieces.
  2. Wipe down with a tack cloth.
  3. Next, take your 12 inch piece of scrap wood, 1 inch paint brush and white chalk paint. Cover the entire piece of scrap wood with the white chalk paint. 
  4. Put aside to fully dry.
  5. Take you the wooden letter blocks and paint them completely white with the chalk paint. (The ones I picked up already had red, navy and a grayish green color on them.  If you want color on the blocks like the ones I used, simply get some paint and paint them to your liking, then cover with the chalk paint once done).
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  6. Put aside and let fully dry.
  7. Take you dry scrap wood and use your 220 grit sandpaper to distress that to your liking. 
  8. Wipe down with a tack cloth.
  9. Spray down the scrap wood with clear finishing spray.
  10. Put aside to fully dry.
  11. Take you wooden blocks and use your 220 grit sand paper to distress those to your liking.
  12. Wipe with a tack cloth.
  13. Take your small precision tip paint brush, as well as your black paint, and paint the concave parts of the block.  The white part of the letter is really going to “POP” against the black background.  Take your time with this part as precision is key.
  14. Let the black paint fully dry.
  15. When the black paint is fully dry, take the paint brush you used for the white chalk paint, and wipe it down with a rag to the point of being very dry.
  16. Take the tip of this paint brush and dry bush it on the black paint.  It should leave just a hint of white paint over the black.  Once you have achieved a desired amount of white coverage, then put aside the block to once again fully dry.
  17. Once fully dry, spray down the blocks with clear finishing spray.
  18. After all of your wooden pieces are fully dry, configure your block placement on top of your scrap wood.
  19. Glue down the blocks.
  20. Let dry fully.
  21. Place this decor somewhere in your home and ENJOY!

 

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