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Get a raw/untreated piece of furniture and disassemble it.  If using a treated/finished wood, sand off the current finish.    I used an IKEA untreated pine bench which comes disassembled.

Get a raw/untreated piece of furniture and disassemble it. If using a treated/finished wood, sand off the current finish. I used an IKEA untreated pine bench which comes disassembled.

Choose a great quote and "write" it on the wood surface with sticky vinyl letters.

Choose a great quote and "write" it on the wood surface with sticky vinyl letters.

These vinyl letters can be repositioned so I don't waste time figuring out the arrangement and spacing.  I usually wing it and reposition if necessary.

These vinyl letters can be repositioned so I don't waste time figuring out the arrangement and spacing. I usually wing it and reposition if necessary.

Choose a wood stain and apply 2 coats of it.  I like using a dollar store sponge but a rag or brush will work too.  \nFor this project I used an Espresso Cobot premium wood finish. \n

Choose a wood stain and apply 2 coats of it. I like using a dollar store sponge but a rag or brush will work too. For this project I used an Espresso Cobot premium wood finish.

Once the stain is dry remove the vinyl letters.  \n\noptional:  For an aged look give it a quick wet-dry sanding using a 600grit.

Once the stain is dry remove the vinyl letters. optional: For an aged look give it a quick wet-dry sanding using a 600grit.

Assemble and find a great spot to showcase the finished product.

Assemble and find a great spot to showcase the finished product.

Recap...

Recap...

  • Untreated wood furniture
  • Wood stain
  • Brush, sponge or rag
  • Vinyl letters
  • Optional: sanding paper