Live, Love, Lake Hanging Wall Art

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.   🙂

2 thoughts on “Live, Love, Lake Hanging Wall Art

  1. Hi ! This is Eric Elgin’s wife. He told me about your blog b/c I also love to craft, create, refinish! I just Love this hanging piece!!!! So adorable! I would love to do one with Faith, Hope, Love !!! And I love teal … ! Y’all have given me lots of cute ideas!!!! Unfortunately it takes me much longer to accomplish things b/c we are dual income WITH kids. Haha! I hope to meet you all one day and have lots of fun creative idea talks!!! God bless You both and have a super new year!

    1. Hey Shanna! I’ve heard so many great things about you! I can’t imagine how hard it is finding “project time” with two kiddos running around, but if you can find a couple hours, this was definitely a fun project! 🙂 And Faith, Hope, Love is a great idea!!
      Happy New Year to you! 🙂

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