I’ve been working on redoing the hall/butler’s pantry in my house. It started as a dark space and project, by project it’s being transformed! Awhile ago, I saw on Joanna Gaine’s Instagram an oversized letter board. Personally, I think this will be the latest letter board trend! I decided to make my own for this hallway. Here’s her’s:
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diy oversized letter board
Let’s start with the video tutorial so you get an overview on what I did. Then, I’ll dive in with more details below:If the video doesn’t work here, you can watch it on my YouTube Channel here. P.s. I’m trying to build that page up, so if you’d subscribe, I’d really appreciate that!
- 2- 1″x2″x6′ boards. Cut to 4 boards 3′ each $6
- 2- 1″x3″x6′ boards. Cut to 4 boards 3′ each $6
- 1- Set of 8″ Marquee Sign Letters $60
- Paint in your color of choice- I went white to match my walls
Gather you supplies. Use a chop saw to cut your boards to 3 foot lengths. My letter board wall has 4 rows. You’ll have a total of 8 boards once cut. Join one 2″ and one 3″ board together with a 1.5″ screw through the back of the small board to create a small ledge.
Use a stud finder to find the studs in the wall. Mark them with a pencil. Hold your ledges up on the wall and mark on the ledges where the studs are with a pencil. Use a drill with a drill bit to create pilot holes. Screw a 2.5″ screw through the ledge and into the stud in the wall while making sure the ledge is level. Complete with all ledges. Put your letters up and enjoy!
where do you get the letters from?
I got my letters here– this is the cheapest I could find and with the highest quantity of letters (176). These were delivered within 4 days of ordering them- so pretty quick! You can also get them on Amazon here, but they’re $25 more expensive. They are available for $62 here (so only a little more expensive)- they include 150 letters in this pack. For such a big wall statement, $72 for the letters and supplies isn’t that crazy of a price.
how do you keep the letters organized?
As I’ve learned with my other letter boards, keeping your letters organized is key to being able to put up quotes or sayings up quickly. My letters came arranged by size so I put them in alphabetic order and added a sticky tab with the letter. Now its nice and quick to find the letter I need! I kept them in the cardboard box they came in since they fit perfectly.
So there you have it! This is day 5 of my 25 Days of DIY! Next week I have a few more projects to finish up this room. As a refresher, here’s how this space started-
Isn’t it already looking so much better?! And yes, I shoved a chair and plant in a hallway for a pretty picture. I hope that by sharing these easy to do projects you can see that with a little work, you can make your house however you want it.
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