Reclaimed Wood Valentine Sign

When we took our Christmas tree down and put away all the decorations we were left with bare spots all over the house. And to make things worse all the goodies are gone except for the teeth breaking peanut brittle that no one will touch. Thank goodness for Valentines day! It comes at a perfect time of year to help restock on chocolate and make those bare spots in our home look rad again.  And nothing’s more rad than a reclaimed wood valentine sign with vintage goodies draped across it.

Here’s what you do…

1.) Find an old window and safety glasses and knock out the glass with a hammer. (wear gloves)

2.) Cut some reclaimed wood the same width as the window frame. Be sure you cut enough to cover the entire back side of it.

 

3.) Using a nail-gun or hammer secure the boards to the back of the window with nails.

4.) Draw a heart onto the wood. (You could also do a star or something similar)

5.) Drill a hole just on the inside of the drawn heart.

6.) Using a Jigsaw, put the blade in the drilled hole, follow the drawn line to cut out the heart.

(You may need to secure the boards with more nails at this point. My jigsaw wiggled some loose.)

7.) Paint the trim of the window any color you want…I’m on a gold kick so that’s what I used.

8.) Make a cute little valentine swag to drape across the sign using these adorable free vintage valentine printables…

 

This owl was my fav. I found it at Free Pretty Things For You

And this one is from Tip Nut….

The Vintage Bag Lady

And this classic from Free Vintage Digital Stamps

I hope this tutorial inspired you today!

And now I will leave you with my favorite valentine poem…

Roses are red,

Bacon is also red,

Poems are hard.

Bacon.

May February bring you lot’s of chocolate…and bacon.

-The Salty Bison Gals XoxOxox

 

Salty Bison
Salty Bison is the brain child of Devenie Boyer and Shawna Andreasen. Its humble beginnings consisted of a tiny garage and a messy kitchen table. With 10 kids between the two of them their "work from home" experience has left a trail of mismatched shoes, watermelon rinds and power tools. When their husbands are in charge of the littles you can often spot them prowling through scrap yards and thrift stores. Their upcycled custom work has appeared in restaurants, businesses and homes across the country. And how do they accomplish this you ask...with a steady diet of mint brownies and bruschetta. Their items are sold in their etsy shop and at major handcrafted events throughout the western states.
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    Love it a ton! I had bacon flavored chocolate the other night, not as good as bacon and chocolate separate. Just a tip!

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