Aren't there so many pretty handpainted sign projects out there? I couldn't help but want to get in on it too!
Here is my rustic farmhouse sign....
When I was in Georgia over Christmas, I was able to salvage some wood from one of our old barns that is being renovated. You can see it here!
The wood was painted red but you can still see the gorgeous grain. It's already aged to perfection.
It was, however, a little too long, so I got out my NEW SAW (I'm so proud to officially own my very own saw), and took care of that. Now I have another piece for a future project.
Since my heart will always be on the farm and this wood came from a farm, I thought it was only appropriate to paint "Farmhouse" on my sign. I know there are better techniques out there for doing this, but this was my method: print out the words in Microsoft Word, placed them in the right position, like so...
Then I cut them out completely and sort of carved around each one to give myself an outline to paint in the letters.
It actually took quite a while to neatly and completely fill in the letters, but it was so worth it!
The look of the wood makes the sign so unique.
Now I have a sweet remembrance of home.
P.S. I'm linking this up to Sunday Showcase! AND, Debbiedoo's awesome Newbie Party! For the others parties I link to, see my blog parties tab!