Here is the original picture used for my inspiration.
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While they were cutting the 4x4 I found these wonderful cheat trim pieces. I bought them on site! This let me have a base and top without the extra cutting or pieces of wood.
I glued the trim to the pine and let it all rest and dry to solidity. I sanded down the entire thing once dried and coated it in a outdoor white paint we had in the closet. We found a hook that I liked and I got my hubby the install it since we don't have a power drill.
Next I made a sign. I cheated a little and bought a 2$ plaque and $0.60 letters at Michaels. I painted the plaque the blue we used in our room, again to save on the cost of paint, and glued on the letters.
Added a few hooks and some string and voila we had a hanging sing for the front! (Please excuse the terrible quality of my pictures.)
DYI really can be best over going out and buying something at the store, but remember note to spend too much in your materials. Make sure to price out your project BEFORE you start because sometimes it comes out costing much more than you anticipated.