Friday, February 11, 2011

Reclaimed Wood Farmhouse Sign

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!


  1. Oh how pretty! I am visiting via the Valentine linky.
    I wanted to invite you to the two linky parties I am planning. The first will be on February 23~ High Tea Tablescapes. Details can be found on my Wednesday posts. There will be PRIZES!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. You've done it again! Brilliant! This is so cute!

  3. very cool. when i first saw the picture I thought you used the computer to type the letters on the picture! they are so clear, i can't believe it was painted on. good idea.

  4. this is a great sign, I really need to make some signs,I still have a piece of wood we ahem...found on an old abandoned building. It would be perfect, thanks for the inspiration.

  5. So rustic! I love old pieces of wood, so much charm! Did you say Georgia? We use to live in Valdosta. I sure miss that place. Hope you will be linking this beauty up at my blog bash on Sunday. :)

  6. This is great! please come link this to our party over here:

    Have a great weekend!

  7. gorgeous result!
    thanks for sharing the how to!! so generous and handy!

  8. Love it! Thanks for linking this up Kelly!

  9. Love the old wood! And you did a great painting job. :-)

  10. What a sweet sign~ I love how it came out! Thanks for sharing this at my party this week! :)

  11. I love wooden signs. That piece of wood is great. You did a good job with your letters. I have made a few signs and always cheat with my Cricut.

  12. Hi Kelly, love the sign it is so cute and I love how you used a wood from your old barn. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project. Love your blog,I am a follower ;0)

  13. Love the old wood and the saying on your sign...looks great!


  14. This is waaay cute. The short one could have EGGS on it..:)))

  15. Your sign turned out great! I am a farm girl too, so I really appreciate this project! Love it:)

  16. It's great that you have a cute sign and a remembrance of home all in one.

  17. Hey Kelly!
    My hubby LOVED his Valentine gift...yay! :)
    Your sign is adorable...I love old barn wood! Aren't you the crafty girl!

    Hope you have a great week!

  18. Hi has been pleasure having you! Your sign is is your blog. You will grow in leaps and bounds and have fun doing it!!~ XO

  19. Love this idea, it looks great! Stopping by from Debbie's Newbie Party!

  20. Wow great sign, lovely blog, came from Debbies so glad I did!

  21. What a great idea!

    I visited from Debbie's Party and became a fllower! Do the same if you please :) You have a lovely blog, full of ideas!

    Have a great V-day and a wonderful week

  22. Love it, love old barn wood. Your creativeness with this piece is just great!


  23. That looks awesome! I love barnwood--I need to find a barn and get some! ;) I love using the "poor-man's" method for lettering!
    p.s. Hope you can check out the giveaway for a free printable of your choice!

  24. I love this - it is beautiful! Thank you for linking up to Fantastic Friday. I hope that you will join us again next week!


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