i heard neil young's song on the radio a couple weeks ago and i knew i had to make it into a sign of some sort for our house. i used a white laminate shelf from a bookshelf that we tossed. i kept the shelf around in case i could use it someday. i tried painting on it but it just beaded up. i also tried a sharpie, but it beaded up too. i needed something more immediate than sanding, priming and then painting. so i used a ton of small pieces of masking tape to make the letters. then i used a pencil to shade over the tape and make it a little grungy looking. then i used my sharpie to make random stripes. it looks good on our mantle, but i couldn't get a good photo of it in that room because terrible lighting.