from splinter to… Splendid

“As For Me and My House” Sign

For those of you that have been following me for a while, you might recall this board that I purchased at a junk store almost a year ago.

I knew I wanted it to be a sign but wasn’t sure what saying to put on it. My aunt suggested, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15”. What a great verse to see every morning when we wake up and remind us everyday of what is most important. Well, here I am, about 9 months later and I finally did it.

A little history on the board. Supposedly, it was an antique toilet tank cover. I know, that sounds kind of gross. Hard to think of taking something off of a toilet and hanging it in your living room. But, it was just the tank cover so don’t let toilet and sign in the same sentence scare you. It is approximately 29 in wide X 17 in high.

It is a great piece of wood. I completely sanded it down and refinished it a while back. I used my Silhouette Cameo to make a stencil. Normal people use the letters that are cut out. I do the opposite. I prefer to paint my letters as opposed to adhering the vinyl to the wood. I removed the vinyl letters and used the rest as my stencil. Here is a picture of my stencil. I get all of my vinyl at Expressions Vinyl. Click here to Visit Expressions Vinyl.

I then centered the stencil on the board. I painted the letters with 2 coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White. Once dried, I removed the stencil. Then, I distressed the letters a little by sanding them. Once they were distressed exactly like I wanted I wiped away the dust and waxed it with Annie Sloan Wax. A few more pics of the process.


And that was it. Super Easy! Now I have to find the concrete drill bit so I can hang it.

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  1. Carolyn

    Your sign looks good on the fireplace!!

  2. Diana

    Love this project, Mandy, and will be featuring it tomorrow at Vintage Charm!

    1. Diana

      Pinned and Facebooked!

    2. (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  4. Angie @Knick of Time

    Your sign is beautiful, and I love the verse you chose for it. I hope you’ll come by and share this at the Talk of the Town party at Knick of Time

    Angie @

  5. Jen @ Noting Grace

    I love this sign! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome tutorial at I DIYed that! It turned out beautifully!


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