We've slowly been hanging pictures on the wall and I wanted to do something larger with the big blank wall in our living room. I saw an idea using large Scrabble tiles to connect names and fell in love. I commissioned my dad to make 5" blocks from pine. He cut a keyhole slot on the back for hanging.
On his recommendation, I used a water based polyurethane, which should make sure they don't turn yellow over time.
I figured out the proportions of the letters and numbers, then cut them out of black vinyl. I cut contact paper in the same shape as the block and marked the center to help align them.
I determined the middle of the wall and laid out the screws. I made a mark every 6" on my level to make it easier to measure.
Then it was just a matter of hanging the tiles. I was so happy with how it turned out.
I always planned to make it a collage wall with pictures. I still need to fill in with some smaller frames, but this is a good start. I am loving making this place our own.