I wanted to create something fun for the living room that was colorful, sweet and cheap. I believe I accomplished all of the above with this piece. I took some scrap wood, spray painted it red and added a decal. The wood was free, the decal cost 97 cents at Wal-mart and the spray paint was $1.57. You could do a more neutral color, depending on your décor. My living room is beige with white furniture and hardwood floors so I went with the red so that it would pop. You wouldn’t want to do too dark of a paint or the decal won’t show up very well. This could’ve been a little lighter but I think it still works. And again, not bad for a project under $3 that took about 20 minutes, including time for paint to dry. This was very easy and I think it will be a great compliment to our living room.
The other project on wood didn’t turn out as well. I took a board and painted it blue. Once that dried I added stickers to spell out dream, love, believe. I painted over that with white paint. In my head the white paint wouldn’t run and the stickers would peel off perfectly. This was not the case in reality. First I tried taking off the stickers when the white paint was still a little wet. That was a total debacle. Then I waited until it dried and tried to take them off but they were a bit stuck to the board at this point. This would work okay on a mantle or in a child’s room. I’m saying childs room because people might think a child made it. Next time I may try to stencil the words or use a decal instead. It didn’t come out as wonderful as I thought it would, but for under $2 it’s not a bad piece.