Have you heard this insanely beautiful word before? Agape.  Our pastor did a whole series called “agape” a while back. It means “unconditional love” and it is what God has for us.  I love the sound of the word, what it stands for, and how powerful it is in our lives.  Agape love is what we should have for one another too.  It is something Mike and I strive for in our own marriage and it became the perfect word to adorn our lovely bedroom nook:)

Sweet, huh?  I started by using some of the scrap wood from a love sign artwork that is also hanging in the room {tutorial on that coming soon}.  I traced the letters onto plain old copy paper and then cut them out.  Then I just used my finger and rubbed a small amount of Mod Podge onto the back of the letters and stuck them to the wood to keep them in place.

Then I took an old t-shirt and carefully rubbed the stain over top. I used Minwax Special Walnut stain, which does an awesome job of making new wood look old.

Quickly peel the letter off so it doesn’t get too stuck to the wood.

Don’t panic if you see small spots of stain that leaked through.  Simply grab some sand paper and sand off the spots and it looks good as new.


Sorry about the difference in letters.  I’m weird and didn’t take the pictures in order but I think you get my drift.  Once all my letters were stained {and sanded}, they looked like this.

Next, I cut the wood pieces out using our saw-they were 6 in. each.  Then to hang them in the nook, Mike started by drilling some nails into the wall on either side.

Next, we measured the wire.  We made it the length of the nook plus a few extra inches, for wrapping it around the screws.

The next step is to lay out the wooden letters and staple the wire to the back of each piece.

Then we {meaning Mike} tied the wire around each end of the screws using a wrench and centered the letters between the frames on the walls and it was done.

Here are a few more angles for your viewing pleasure.



We still need to frame out the nook but I already love it.  In fact, this might be my favorite part of the room.  Well, so far.


  1. When I was a teenager I went on a retreat called COR (latin for heart) and one of the highlights was a talk given by the pastor about the meaning of agape followed by an “agape feast” with amazing faith sharing. Though I’ve never forgotten the word, I have rarely–if ever–come across it since then. What you’ve done is lovely, very inspiring. Looks terrific!

  2. lovely and a wonderful reminder of God’s love.

  3. Angela Jones says:

    Very nice jess! You can certainly feel the love you have for each other and for God in all you do!!

  4. What an adorable DIY project! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Happy Monday!


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