Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bushel and a Peck Board

Hello, folks! 

A few weeks ago I saw this item on Etsy: 

I immediately fell in love with it and put it in my idea box of "Things I know I can make instead of buying them." (I have included a link to buy the board, though, if you're more interested in buying it than making it.)

I love the song it shows, and I love the idea of 3D piece of personalized art, so I knew this was a great idea!

A group of friends got together and all made one one day.  Here is our {very} easy process:

*Wood board
*Vinyl lettering
*Craft paint
*Paint brush


Cut and prepare vinyl the regular old way...

Paint wood block...

{We bought a length of wood at Home Depot that was stair top. It measured 12" x 4', 
so we cut it into 4 equal squares.  The wood was only $6! Perfect. They can cut the sizes you need 
at the store if you don't want to do that part at home.}

I wanted my board to have a natural, whitewash sort of look so I dribbled white paint directly
onto the board then used a wet foam brush to distribute it unevenly. 

Add the vinyl to the board after the paint dries....

I added an extra step of spreading a clear coat over the top of the board so the shiny vinyl would blend in better.  Other variations would be to sand over the vinyl for a distressed look, or use matte vinyl. 


These are a few of the combos we all made.  I happen to love the look of some many different colors together! I think one day I'll make a wall of these in different sizes, colors, and quotes. :)

I made mine in bright colors so it could go in an empty nook of our dark-ish living room.  I love the surprise of seeing something where you don't expect it, and the colors are a fantastic contrast the room!

It was so fun, so EASY, and only $4! Plus, imagine the possibilities... a child's full name for a nursery, other family quotes or songs for a picture wall... it's endless!

So go have fun with it :)


  1. I might just make one of these... oh wait I already did and had so much fun!! Thanks Susannah!

  2. So cute! You did such a nice job! Thanks for sharing at my party :)

  3. Very neat!!!! Thanks for linking up with 'Ol Mother Hyder!!!! :)

  4. That was my grandparents song. It makes me smile every time I see references to it. Thanks for sharing.

  5. AMAZING! This turned out FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing at my party!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!! XO, Aimee

    I'm your NEWEST Follower!!! :)

  6. This is such an opa song too. It totally reminded me of him singing it! Wish we could come and craft with you!!!!