I don’t think it’s a secret that I love little houses! I love LOVE love them! I love wood signs! I love using a saw and nail gun! Basically this project is a win on all sides!
I hope that I can write this clear enough that you can see how I made them!
I got a 6″x1″ board at Home Depot. I got it from the damaged wood section because it had a crack in the middle! I got it for $5. It was a major score!
Then when I got home, I cut the board into pieces that were as tall as I wanted the house to be. Then I moved the miter saw to 45 to cut the top at a 45 degree angle.
Then I lined the piece up and made a cut.
Then I turned it over and lined it up to make a second cut to create the roof line.
Then I had to make cuts for the roof. I cut a 2″x1″ one time while the saw was set to the 45. Then I moved the saw back to 0 and cut again to create the little chimney piece.
Next, I took the 2×1 and measured the first part of the roof.
Here in the picture, you can see that I let a the piece hang over a little bit so it really looks like a roof! Where I’m holding the pen is where I marked and cut.
The picture above shows how I lined things up to mark the second piece! After I got a line with my pen, I made my last cut.
Here is how the pieces will fit together.
My next task was to paint! I used a white paint for the body of the house and I used Aged Wood Accelerator from Varathane for the roof pieces. Then I used a brad nailer and some 1 1/4″ brad nails to put them together.
I put 2 nails in each piece to make the roof and 2 nails in the left side of the chimney to hold it all together.
I added vinyl to them very last! It really took them over the top! I’m so happy with how cute they turned out! I am going to be selling these at a craft fair coming up soon! Follow my Facebook page and Instagram page for information on how you can have a fun night out AND take one of these cute signs home! Seriously, everyone needs at least one of these! Check out my Miniature Haunted House Tutorial based off this pattern!