Looking for something to do this weekend?
Well, with the weekend upon us, there’s no better time to delve into some DIY projects.
Today’s first DIY project comes from Kate Pruitt, an author at, Design*Sponge. It’s Part II of her scrap wood DIY series. It’s a great idea. Check out out Part I for some neat scrap wood napkin holders!
So, this neon phone stand is the perfect addition to the office. It’s a perfect way to keep your phone separate from everything else that gets piled up on your desk.
it doesn’t take long to make at all. Excluding drying time it should take about 15 minutes.
Here’s what you need:
- scrap wood (pictured: 1/2″ thick x 8″ wide x 12″ long)
- white acrylic paint or gesso
- a paintbrush
- neon spray paint (Grace likes Krylon brand the best.)
- a hammer
- 1 1/2″ nails
- compound mitre saw or mitre box and handsaw
- painter’s tape
Also take note:
… the key to this effect is finding a piece of salvaged wood that is rough but not splintered, so you don’t have to sand down the surface too much.
- Kate Pruitt
How to make it:
1. You’re going to want to cut a 1″ strip and then sand the edges. This part helps if you lean the big piece of wood against to measure out how you want it to stand. At a 15 degree angle cut the bottom of the big piece of wood. Always make sure to sand any rough edges and/or splinters.
2.Using your paint, apply a thick coat of pain to the big piece of wood. Make sure to let it dry before you on to the next step. This is important or else the tape sticks to the paint and pulls it up.
3. Take painters tape and cover the edges of the big piece of wood. Make sure the tape is adhered completely and that the tape is applied straight and without gaps.
4.Using scrap newspaper, paper, or a tarp spray paint the big piece of wood. You’re going to spray the side that’s painted white. Let it dry and then apply a second coat. Don’t forget to let that coat dry completely as well.
5.Using tiny pencil marks you’re going to mark 2″ from the base of the wood. Put the pencil marks on the side to show where you want to put the thin strip of wood. Hold the strip of wood in place and hammer three-four nails in the back to secure it.
Isn’t the finished product lovely? The best part is that it can be customized to your color scheme in your office. For more photos including the DIY steps check out diy project: scrap wood part II.