10/17/2017

How to Make a Farmhouse Signs the Easy Way

Do you love farmhouse style?! I know you do! We all love Fixer Upper and farmhouse style! So, today we are going to make some easy DIY farmhouse DECOR? 

All it takes is wood planks, a bit of paint, and a printer and you can pretty much make any kind of farmhouse sign you'd like cheaply and easily. 

I made two signs for my home to show off this rustic, farmhouse sign technique, and today I`ll give you my easy how-to.

We were happy to have pile of reclaimed wood from our cottage. Maybe some would call it junk, but I call it treasure! Love, love, love the weathered look on this piece of wood! It was in the sun, rain and snow for years and turned in farmhouse beauty... 
If you want to see how easy is to turn this into this, just keep watching...
Materials used:
Wood plank (size of your choice)
Paint
Paint brush
Computer printer
Printing paper
Tape
Sander or sand paper
Clear varnish
Hanging kit

Tutorial:
You can choose to leave your wood raw or paint it in color of your choice. Anyhow, sand and wipe down your wood planks first. One plank was darker and weathered and the other one was brand new. I decided to give them both just a light white wash. I thought that a combination of raw wood and a little bit of white wash would be pretty in our kitchen.
To create the letters, I made my own stencils by printing the letters I needed on paper. You can just use Microsoft Word (like I do) or PicMonkey to design your words or letters on a page to print.
After your prints are done, take a pen and trace (scribble) the back of each letter.
You will want to make sure that the letters are fully saturated (if you`re having hard time to see your letters, place the print on the window and than you can see the letters through the back layer of paper).
Once you have each letter traced, cut off all excess paper. Now, it is time to figure out spacing. Lay out all of your letter across the board and tape them in place. For this technique you must tape them down or your letters will get messed up.
Now, take your pen and go over the outline of each letter. Check if there`s marks on the board once in a while and correct if needed. 
Once you have your letters outlined on the board, remove the paper, take your sharpie and go over the outline of the letters. Do not worry about the outline being bold, we will distress it later.
Now it is time to paint! Using the acrylic craft paint fill in the outlined letters. I again just did one coat as to not make the lettering too bold.
After you have traced and colored in all letters, allow sign to dry.
After the piece is dry take the sand paper and gently go over the sign distressing it in some areas and dulling the words in others. This was my favorite part! Once your sanding is complete take your wet rag and gently wipe off your wooden farmhouse sign. 
Last, finish with a coat of clear varnish, add hooks for hanging  and your new sign is ready to go on the wall. So stinking easy and cool!
Now, let`s take a look of them in my kitchen...
What do you think? Are you going to try this easy DIY farmhouse decor?
PIN THIS FOR LATER!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by, wishing you a wonderful day!

39 comments:

  1. Anonymous10/17/2017

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  2. Great work ideas I love this style
    Kisses

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  3. Wonderful tutorial Dear:)
    kisses:*

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  4. Prelepo izgleda, sjajna ideja :) ♥

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  7. Predivan nacin, zaista sjajna ideja, jako mi se dopada draga moja Vesna! Uvek me inpirises, i to je zaista tako!

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    1. Hvala puno draga, tvoji komentari me uvek obraduju! xx

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  8. Very interesting post! ❤️❤️❤️

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  9. Jako volim ovako kreativne postove. Odlicna inspriacija :)
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  10. Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)

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  11. Thanks for the tips. You make it look easy.

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    1. Thanks, it`s really easy!

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  12. Predivno i kreativno, kao i uvek draga <3 mnogo mi se svidja ideja :)

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  13. very nice suggestions :) I do not remember if we follow each other :))
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    1. Thanks Grace, yes, we do! xx

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  14. Hi! Great post and I love your photos!

    Have a lovely day!
    Tsukiakari from murasakiiroanu.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Anna, same to you! xx

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  15. Amazing home! Thanks for sharing! 🍁🍁🍁🎃🎃🎃♥️♥️♥️

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  17. Love these signs Vesna and I have pinned!!
    Hugs - Kerryanne

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  18. Do the letters need to be printed backwards or just tracing over the paper over the board will show the pen IL through to the wood?

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    1. Hi Constance, print your letters normal and then turn them right side down to scribble the back of each letter. Then turn them the right side up and place on the wood and trace over the each letter (you can add a little bit of pressure while you are tracing and check once in a while if everything is outlined). Hope this was helpful.

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