Look for Less May 2019 - Yami & Casey | DIY Rustic Wood Plaque
hey everyone this is yummy you're letting our next-door welcome back to my channel today I have another installment of my monthly
Lesschallenge is a monthly challenge that I host every single month with a different co-host we asked for you to recreate a home decor piece that may be out of your budget and we want you to make it on your own for a whole lot
lessand if you are new here I love high-end style on a a small budget so I share lots of home decor DIYs room transformations Dollar Tree videos and much more I'd like to thank my co-host
Caseyfrom a coffee with my sunshine this month I cannot wait to see what she creates make sure to visit her channel after this I'll have her channel listed in the cards above as well as the description box below so you can check out what she did as well the playlist to add your videos if you participated this month or if you wish to see everybody else's projects is down in my description box below if you love to
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Lessokay so if you have been following my channel...
for a while now you know I'm a sucker for DIY
woodprojects and I came across this beautiful piece over at Kirkland now this is not the most expensive inspirational piece but at $60 for several pieces of
woodI knew I can recreate this for a fraction of the cost now for this project I decided to use the 36 inch poplar
woodpieces that you can find at Home Depot these are only a dollar and five cents apiece and I used ten for this project I also use these same ones when I created those faux farmhouse shutters this past winter now you will need to cut these down and you can use the small miter saw kit which is only ten dollars I'll go ahead and link to it below or you can use an electric miter saw you're also going to need to some form of tape measure and I press we like to use my fabric 1 the original piece of art was 30 inches square but this was too big for me so I cut these down to 24 inches and I cut 4 of them in this size now once everything was cut I made sure to sand all of the edges to make sure they were nice and smooth I used a hot glue gun for this project since it's going to be fairly light and it holds very well also since all of the pieces are 24 inches in length in order to make a perfect square you're going to need to attach them like you see here alright so now that the frame is done we're going to move to the next part which is the large X in the back so for this I place two pieces of
wooddiagonally across the square and I made my...
marks with a pencil as to where I needed to make my cuts I cut these pieces sanded them and then I attach them to the frame with some hot glue as well then in order to add a little bit more stability to the corners I took some large popsicle sticks trace them on the back corners cut them down and hot glue them to the ends that way it made the frame a little bit more sturdier all right so now we move on to the white square part of the frame okay so for this you're gonna need two more poplar pieces I cut them in half and I used 45-degree angles to cut the ends down the outside measurement is going to be 18 inches and the inside measurement is going to be 15 inches you're going to assemble these into a square and you're gonna hot glue these pieces together as well I cut down more popsicle sticks and use them to reinforce the joints on this as well hold off attaching this to the larger frame for right now now we're going to assemble the final piece which is the smaller square with the four pieces of
woodat all of its corners for this you're going to cut four pieces of
woodthe outer edge being 10 inches and the inner edge being 7 inches again assemble your square and then put together with more hot glue use a couple more popsicle sticks to reinforce those corners as well now you're gonna place a new piece of poplar
woodall the way from the top to the bottom down the center of the frame make sure the piece of
woodis inside of the frame and then lay down...
these small square directly on top of it making sure it's centered to make sure use some measuring tape at the top and the bottom and make sure that they're both in the same distance from the frame make your markings with a pencil and then cut your pieces now we did use a jig saw for this because it's a little bit trickier however you can use a small mini miter saw kit or if you have a heavy duty box cutter you can score the
woodand snap it make sure you cut four of these after they're cut sand them down and then glue them on to your small square then use more popsicle sticks to reinforce these joints as well okay so the next step is to either stain or paint these pieces now the large square was white so I had my cute little helper who was dying to get her hands on some paint and a paint the large square white I used my favorite chalk paint white Adirondack from full cart alright so after that one was done we use some of the pickling wash in the color drift
woodsince I wanted it to have a coastal feel and we went ahead and use this on these smaller square then finally for the large frame and the X I use some of the
woodtint in walnut and I went ahead and stain everything I used a chip brush to apply and I wiped off any excess after all of the pieces were dried I went ahead and sanded over them to give him a light distressing and then I began to assemble I laid the white frame down first making sure it was even from all four corners and I used hot glue to...
apply it on to the X then I placed the third piece right on top now since this was the final piece that was going to kind of hold everything together I use some e6000 to adhere this square onto the white one and then flipped over the piece and began hot gluing all of the pieces together from behind to make sure that everything was nice and secure I made sure to hold on to any pieces that needed a little bit of extra pressure until the hot glue dried that way it was nice and secure and here is the finished product okay so let's see how I did the original was from kirklands at $60 and I was able to recreate this for only $10.50 now the only thing I needed to buy because I had all of the painted hog glue on hand was the
woodwhich cost a dollar and five cents apiece and I only purchased ten of them so I think I did pretty good on this one I really hope you enjoyed this
lessit was a lot of fun to make and honestly if it wasn't for the color differences I think it would be pretty hard to distinguish which one was the original and which one was the dupe now for that very important announcement I will not be doing the
lesschallenge for the next couple of months I have a some big things going on in the background that I cannot wait to share with you guys but it's happening over the summertime well I have my kids at home and it's gonna complicate things so I am putting a brief pause to it but don't fret my friends it is coming back and I will...
let you guys know as soon as it does thank you so much