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Outdoor Wall Art – Fun & Easy Sign for the Courtyard

Outdoor wall art can be just as necessary as indoor wall art.  I’ve whipped up a quick and easy way to make a huge impact!

I am so excited to be sharing the outdoor wall art I created for our courtyard today.  I feel like this is the piece that really brought the courtyard together.  I wanted something fun to bring a little interest and to break up that siding a bit.  Geometric wood art seems to be all the rage these days and I wanted something with the feel of geometric wood art, but a little more simple and modern. 

So, I started by measuring the space to get an idea of how big I wanted the sign.  I grabbed some scrap wood and laid it out, marking out the size I wanted on my garage floor.

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Material List

8-10 Cedar Fence Posts (depending on the size)

Scrap Wood

Vinyl

Paint or Stain

Wood Screws

 

Tools List

8-10 Cedar Fence Posts

Silhouette Cutting Machine (or store-bought stencil)

Drill

 

Then I took some cedar fence pickets and started to cut them up.  I had some leftover pickets from my table and planter boxes, so it was a great way to use them up.  I did have to buy a couple more, but they are only $2 or 3 a piece, so no biggie.

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I set my saw blade to 45 and started cutting.  I did one long piece in the middle first.  I just marked the board where I wanted to the cuts to be and made 2 cuts at 45 degrees, flipping the board between cuts.  I continued down until the entire space was filled.

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Next I took some extra fence pickets and attached it to the back, one long piece in the middle and a piece on bottom and on top.  I just used counter-sunk screws to attach it.  I had to put a bunch of screws in to make sure each screw was attached to the support beams across the back.

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Now that the piece is all done, it’s time for the fun part.  Adding the words.  First, I stained the whole sign.  Next, I printed out some lettering on my Silhouette machine using some cheap vinyl.  It was super easy, I used transfer paper to place it on the sign.  Next, I painted over the stencil in the same stain color as I had already painted.  This allows all the little gaps and holes to fill.

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After it dried, I did 2 coats in PolyShades – Classic Black and then let it dry.  Then I peeled off the stencil and that was it!

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I hung the piece on the wall using long outdoor wood screws and making sure it was level.  Then I put up some outdoor string lights to really accent it.  Outdoor Wall Art complete!

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So, that’s about it.  Get more details on my courtyard makeover HERE.

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Make sure you stop by and see what my friends did with their Silhouette machines.  What fun outdoor projects to try!

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That’s about it for this month!  Be sure to stop by next month for more Silhouette inspiration!

April

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27 Comments

  1. Love your sign! It’s such a great idea. The lights make it pop!
    I enjoy your posts and ideas so much.
    Thank you for taking your time to share your ideas.
    I had my new front door painted dark navy blue. Your bold dark front door was my inspiration. I bought the same front door as yours! Just finished the renovations in our home. No photos yet. We are moving from TX to AZ.
    Thank you again for all your posts.

  2. I apologize… I commented that your front door was my inspiration to paint my front door dark navy blue.
    It was littlehouseoffour that had the graphite front door.
    I love your photos on Instagram. The American flag on your state is a terrific idea.
    Keep the ideas and the invaluable instructions coming! You have been so helpful.

  3. April, this really is the perfect wall art for your courtyard! I like how you took the geometric wood art trend and made it your own 🙂

  4. Hi Uncookie Cutter Team,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Uncookie Cutter has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 25 Wall Art Blogs on the web.

    http://blog.feedspot.com/wall_art_blogs/

    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 25 Wall Art Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.

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  5. wall art always been my passion , but you guys really make my struggle into working by sharing this awesome tricks.. love it

  6. Custom wood sign manufacturing is a real art and this outdoor Wood Sign is so amazing and you guys really put some great effort into it for bringing them to life. I’m hoping to get some cool ideas again.

  7. What a cozy and colorful space! I love all of the fall touches and layers you added–they’re absolutely perfect. Great job!

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