If you remember from our Front Porch Chair Makeover, I mentioned how our home lacked tons of curb appeal. With a few additions, I think our porch is a little more inviting now. To add to the warmness, I picked up the cutest little door mat from Bed Bath and Beyond that brought a little southern charm, and Jerome decided to create a Welcome sign for the corner. I think the addition of both these items really made our front entrance feel more inviting. And, I have to admit… we were still sporting the same door mat from the previous owners and it was time for us to purge the parting gift they left for us.
This DIY Welcome Sign was an easy project that seems like it took him no time to finish. But, since I had no say so in any part of this project, I’m going to let him explain to you all how he completed it. Bear with me friends, he’s short on words and straight to the point.
EASY DIY WELCOME SIGN
I used four 1x3x6 pine boards I purchased from Home Depot. Next, I sanded each board using 220 grit sandpaper before attaching.
I glued the boards together using Locktite construction adhesive. After that, I secured the boards with five 1×2 pine boards cut to the width of the sign (horizontally). Then I used 4 multipurpose Spax screws to attach the 1×2 pieces.
Your attached boards should look like this:
Next I mixed together Minwax Red Mahogany and Ebony and applied two coats. (Not pictured)
Purchased white wood letters from Michaels. The letters are already painted so you won’t have to do anything to them unless you choose to. I attached the letters using the Loctite adhesive.
Lastly, I sprayed on Minwax Helmsman Urethane Spar in Semigloss. I used four coats since the sign would be outside and have to hold up to the weather.
I hope you guys enjoy this quick and easy project. Once the warm weather is here to stay, our front door will get a coat of black paint and we’ll add some greenery. But for now I think our cute little sign is perfect! Don’t forget to leave a comment and let us know if you enjoyed this project!