Need a little weekend project?Make this beautiful Rustic Farmhouse Sign On a Budget.
We have been slowly renovating this old house on a shoestring budget and this year we started the kitchen. We still have lots to do but in the mean time thought I would make this sign to go above the window between the brand new cupboards we installed.
I am planning on replacing the plant with a string of pearls if I can find one!
I have had that piece of old barn board sitting around just begging for me to upcycle it into something beautiful.
It is roughly a 4 foot board and was just the right size to fit all of the Farmhouse letters that I purchased at my local Dollar Store. I already had all of the other supplies here aside from the letters , which I paid $1.49 each for. So this project actually only wound up costing me just over $12!
As mentioned, I already had everything on hand except the wooden letters. For this project I used a 4 ft piece of reclaimed barn board , the letters to spell out Farmhouse , a pack of sponge brushes from the dollar store , some white craft paint I had , and 2 part cans of stain. One grey from when we recovered the garage in reclaimed barn board , and one dark stain from a previous project. And of course some newspaper …
The first thing I did was to roughly lay out the letters for placement , and wouldn’t you know it was the perfect size!
I then started to dry brush the white paint on to the barn board. I highlighted certain sections of the board , going heavier in some areas and watered down the paint and whitewashed it twice. I left some of the original old green paint peeking through in some areas.
I set the board aside to dry and laid down some newspaper. I first painted the letters with the grey stain because I wasn’t exactly certain on how I wanted the letters and figured if it didn’t look good I would just go over it with the darker stain. The letters looked fine grey but not what I wanted …
I lightly brushed the dark stain over it and then made prominite strokes to make it look even more grainy. It wound up looking kind of like gunmetal or pewter and I LOVE IT!
This DIY Rustic Farmhouse Sign Turned Out Perfectly!
Once everything was dry, my husband whipped out his trusty air nailer and attached the letters for me. He then attached a couple of heavy duty picture hangers to the back and hung it in it’s new home! I am really loving the way the kitchen is coming together with a mix of old and new! And the best part is I have seen sign similar to this one selling for over $150! I love to take something old and breathe new life in to it! How about you?