This is not the living room tour, BUT you will be able to see some of my new living room in these pictures. I have a few things that I need to get done before I share the full reveal with you. So far my husband and I have bought Pergo outlast floors to put over our paper floors (which we are SO excited to have) and then I painted over the Teal color that was in our room. I really loved the teal, BUT our room was just so dark and sad with it! As part of my FIRST piece of decor in the room I wanted to make a N.E.S.T sign for my wall!
So the first thing that I did was I bought these letter from Michael’s Craft Store. I really wanted the letters to be big so these were $4 per letter. Don’t tell my husband that it was $20! Shhh….
I found an old piece of wood in our shed and I measuered the letters to decided how big I wanted each piece of wood. I decided to make each piece of wood one foot wide and 18 inches long. I then used to miter saw to cut accordingly.
I then had to sand each individual piece with my electric Dewalt hand sander. And yes…I just realized you can see my foot in this picture. And YES I do everything bare footed. I hate shoes.
I then used a stain to stain each piece of wood. Remember that when you stain you paint on the stain and then use an old rag of some sort to rub in the stain. This wood that I used was REALLY soft and so it absorbed the stain a lot more than I thought it would, but I still liked the way it turned out.
I then used Gorilla Glue and Hot glue to glue on each letter.
On the back of each piece of wood I used those sticky things that you can pull off whenever you want. I really didn’t want to nail things into my wall just yet. Oh and look at my pretty new rug! I bought that for $40 at Ross Dress for Less!
We placed it up on the wall and I had to have my husband help me with this, because I wanted to make sure that it was straight. Each letter is two inches apart from each other. I am SO happy with how it turned out!
I am really excited to make this room into something beautiful and I will be so excited to share with you guys the entire living room reveal soon!
Here are a couple of things you can purchase from Amazon if you like the “NEST” home decor idea
Our Nest is Blessed sign
Our Nest pillow
Welcome to Our Nest sign
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