As you know, my husband had a fort built for our boys a few months ago. I really like the fort, but it was just looking kind of plain to me (uh oh). So, I realized that all they needed for their new fort was a sign! Something that showed ownership, something American, something cool…. I got to work. First, I went through some random old boards that I had in the garage and picked out two good ones. I sanded them a little bit before staining them a dark walnut color. After the stain, I spray painted some primer/white paint on the boards. I used a letter stencil I had and I painted the letters black. Later on I went back and added the red “secret” and underline. The added color really helped the sign to stand out on their fort. After the paint was all dry, I sanded the boards one more time, and I sprayed a matte clear coat on the boards so that the sign would not be affected by outside weather. I put some hardware on the back of the sign and we walked down to the fort to pick out a place to hang it. Sam picked out the exact spot, and then we added the American flags. Super easy project to make; about three hours to make it, including the paint drying time. I think it turned out pretty cute — what do you think?