Hand Painted Football Signs...

Monday, March 7, 2011

A little while back we did a little sprucing up in our little man's room.  You might remember it...the OKLAHOMA BOOMER SOONER inspired room makeover?!  Well I wanted to paint something for his room and this is what I came up with...
 And this one...
So easy to make these that a caveman could do it!  Ha!  I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself I love those commercials.  Okay, so here is how I did them.
  • Bought the pine boards at Home Depot.  There are lots of different sizes available already pre cut for you to choose from.  Just pick up the size you want your sign to be.
  • I printed out the font/wording on Publisher.
  • Used a pencil to color in the backside of the printed font.
  • Flip over the printed paper so that it's now facing right side up and center it on your board.
  • I used painters tape to secure it to my board.
  • Then I used the pencil to trace the letters.
  • For the BOOMER SOONER sign I had already painted the background RED.  For the OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL sign I had painted the board white then used painters tape to create the diamond pattern.  Then using a smaller paint brush just filled in with the tan.

  • Painted in the letters, lightly sanded and sealed them both.  Used large sawtooth hangers on back and there ya go...instant inexpensive wall art!
    Here they are hanging in his room...

    I still want to add two additional panels to the rods and add more accessories but for now I am really happy with what we've gotten done.  

    Take care & thanks for looking!  XOXO

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    1. I love the way your sign turned out and your son's room is adorable! I just came across your blog and love it - I am your newest follower!

    2. As an OU (third generation!!) grad, I knew that BOOMER sign as soon as I saw the little pic. I could not click onto it fast enough. I LOVED the sign. You make it look very easy and I am sure it is much harder than you make it look. Your signs are super. (Not only because of content, but also because they are great!).
      Love them both. Boomer Sooner. Lori L

    3. I love this idea! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/
      Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

    4. Really cute! I love it! My son plays high school football, and this would be great for his room, with his team of course!

      I'm here via Tip Junkie, and I'm you're newest follower.

    5. you sons room is so awesome, i love your signs! thanks for sharing this at my party!

    6. Cute signs and love the room. Thanks for joining WUW.

    7. Great ideas and great room. I love the sign and the curtains are great.
      Would be better if it was Texas Tech haha (yes, I am a Red Raider,graduated and cheered for them and sadly from Lubbock so it is in the blood. Just had to tease you!!!!
      Great job!

    8. I love how you framed the jerseys.I would like to feature these In my next post, series 3 easy DIY ideas to create kids room art/displays. Will link back to you. I hope you won't mind.

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    9. My husband is a HUGE OU fan! I will be trying my hand at a Boomer Sooner sign for our bar in our basement. Excellent!! New follower from blissimagesandbeyond, would love for you to check it out and follow! :-)

    10. Very cute! Love the room!
      I'm a new follower!
      Hope you can follow back at:

    11. I just became your newest follower from friday blog hop, have a nice day!...

    12. Hello,
      I am your newest follower, please stop by, say hi and follow me too :)
      Have a great day!
      Maureen - Areyouamom.com

    13. Happy Friday. Stopping by to say hi, drop by any time. Love the signs

    14. I'm your newest follower from the You Like Me Friday Blog Hop. Also following on Twitter and Facebook. If you get a minute please drop by and follow back. Have a super weekend!

    15. I saw your post on TT&J and knew it was another Okie! Great job and Boomer Sooner!

    16. Such a great, inexpensive way to add to a theme! My son has a couple of autographed items and I'd love to showcase them like you have here. Thanks for the inspiration!

    17. First off... ROLL TIDE ROLL
      The room is adorable. The framed jerseys are great. My son had a BAMA football themed room for years and years. If I may make one suggestion? If you are not already doing this start Investing in limited edition prints and vintage OU memorabilia. Our adult son has a very nice of collection of prints and framed vintage U of A items that he still loves and uses in his apartment. Now, he isn't married yet so who knows :-D
      Oh, yes Christmas ornaments, too.
      Very cute blog. I am looking forward to investigating more.

    18. very cute indeed...love the theme of the room and i'll just bet your son does too...thanks for the tips and fol linking up to fridays unfolded!


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    19. Love the BOOMER sign! My husband and I are both Sooner Fans! It nice to see another Okie in Blog land. I am your newest follower.

    20. Love the room and the LOVE the signs! Thanks so much for linking up to Try it Tuesday at DotDotDot! It made my day! I will be featuring these! Hope to see you tomorrow! Have a happy Monday!
      PS~I am your newest follower!


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