Have something to say? This quote wall is an easy project you can make in an afternoon using marquee letters and pine boards. Here’s how to make a quote wall with picture ledges.
I don’t really ever pick a word of the year.
I want to.
Truly, I do.
But when I go to choose, they all look at me with twinkling letter eyes and cute letter grins and I fall in love with all of them.
And I can’t ever decide.
So instead of a word this year, I chose a theme.
Instead of letting negative thoughts bring me down?
I choose joy.
Instead of letting sadness speedbumps defeat me?
I choose joy.
Instead of letting comparison rear its ugly head?
I choose joy.
To celebrate joy and laughter and living every single moment to the fullest?
Here’s a little message to remind us what we are choosing.
How to make a quote wall with picture ledges.
It all started with these marquee letters.
You may or may not have seen them on the blog before.
When I lived in Kentucky, the local high school got a fancy sign with bright blinking letters and spotlights and shiny messages. They took the old sign down and asked if anyone wanted the letters.
Me, the one dancing and shouting and running out with armfuls of marquee letters.
I brought them home and made projects out of them.
Like a growth chart.
And decorated my table that came over on the Mayflower with them.
And used them to organize my office.
But this is my favorite project to date.
It’s a quote wall with marquee letters sitting on picture ledges we made out of 1″x 2″ boards.
The entire project cost about $11 to make.
How to make a quote wall with picture ledges
1. Purchase your lumber
I bought four of these boards from Lowe’s.
They measure 1″ x 2″ by 8′.
They were $2.48 each.
2. Cut boards to size
We cut each of the boards in half. Each of the shelves measures 1″ x 2″ x 4′.
3. Attach the boards together
Here’s a close-up of what the picture ledges that we made look like.
We just attached one board to the other and then nailed them directly into the wall.
Together they form a backwards L.
4. Create your message
I took those same marquee letters that have traveled across the Mississippi river with me and created a quote wall.
It’s not fancy.
Not even close.
But the message?
It’s so simple that it takes my breath away.
And today I wanted to share a little joy with you.
Just in case you needed some.
Just in case you had a hard week.
Just in case you were a little sad.
Just in case.
I wanted to share.
I wanted take a moment to to tell you...yes….you with the coffee or the hot tea or the diet coke with the blueberry muffin.
You. Are. Amazing.
A rock star.
I thought you needed to know and just in case no one mentioned it to you today.
I wanted to be the first.
You probably already know how amazing you are and you probably are like thank goodness she finally noticed and mentioned it.
You probably already figured out that you are a rock star
And from one rock star to another…..
…..I totally agree.
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