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Find out how to build a butcher block sign for nearly $70 less than buying new. Follow these DIY Butcher Block steps to create your own!
DIY Butcher Block Sign
I saw this sign a few weeks ago at Alter'd State (I love that store and am so glad they opened one in Columbus!) However….. It was priced at $75 (yikes!) and I knew there had to be a way to make it for less.
How to Make a Butcher Block Sign
When my office was finally complete, some of the butcher block from the countertop was leftover and I knew I could make it myself. I'd wanted the sign for my office, so this was the perfect way to make good use of what we already had.
I've always loved Proverbs 31, and debated between this and the phrase “Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound.” (I'm all about grace around here!) But since I struggle so much some days with behaving like a girl who's clothed in strength and dignity (anyone else?), I chose this one as a daily reminder to myself.
I used my Silhouette Cutting machine (you could totally use a Cricut Machine Bundle too to make this with vinyl) and some left over paint, and finished it in about an hour.
Note to self – what looks easy NEVER is easy . . . I couldn't believe it took that long!
I found Silhouette Stencil Material at Michaels this morning (they had it for $9.99 – it's a little cheaper on Amazon), but honestly I wasn't all that impressed.
It was very hard to pull away from the backing (literally, that took me 45 minutes!), and while maybe I could re-use the stencil again to make a similar pattern somewhere else it just wasn't all that easy.
I've used vinyl before on projects and it's worked so well – I'll use that again next time!
But, once that was done it was easy to paint in the stencil, and I couldn't believe how well it turned out! I spent $9.99 for the stencil material compared to $75 at the store, and I couldn't be more pleased. Love it!
(I'm still debating furniture in my office and picked up this table and lamp today at Home Goods – that's why the tags are still there but I'll share the complete room next week! )
Update: see the rest of my new office where the sign is over HERE – I'm so loving this space!
Have you made a DIY Butcher Block Sign? I'd love to hear what tips you have!