I’ve always liked the Live, Love, Laugh slogan. Since we live on a lake, I thought it would be fun to take a slightly different spin on the slogan and have a Live, Love, Lake sign in our entryway.
To make this hanging wall art, I first cut 3 sections of plywood to matching dimensions. When I say “plywood” please don’t picture the cheap, crumbly wood. I used good wood for this project – the nice plywood, if you will. Once cut, I used very fine sandpaper to sand all surfaces and sides of the wood. Then, I used wood glue to adhere the chipboard letters to the wood. I purchased these chipboard letters at Hobby Lobby, but they also sell similar letters at Michaels.
Once the letters were set, I spray painted the entire thing with flat, white spray paint. This took 3 or 4 coats on each piece to get a nice, consistent color between the letters and the wood. I was going for a monochromatic look.
Once the paint was dry, I cut strips of scrapbook paper and adhered the strips of paper to the sides of the wood panels. I used mod podge to adhere the strips of paper, and also put a layer of mod podge on top of the paper to give it a nice, matte finish.
Eyebolts and s-hooks connected the panels together, and the entire assembly hangs from the ceiling with cable. The turnbuckles made getting this level a snap! Make sure you use good quality turnbuckles.
We’re really happy with the end result, but a little concerned about the amount of dust that might collect on this very white piece of wall art. 🙂