DIY farmhouse style sign

Monday, February 8, 2021

I fell in love with the large family signs I see all over Pinterest, but I didn't love the price tag on it.
The large ones that I wanted cost $300 and up. So it was time for another DIY.

Supplies needed
  • plywood (I used 2x4)
  • stain
  • black paint
  • sandpaper 80 grit
  • furring strips
  • vinyl sticker
  • nail gun
  • saw

I had a scarp piece of plywood in 2X4 feet so it was the perfect size for my project.
I stained the entire piece of plywood in walnut first.
Then I went over it with black milk paint. You can purchase milk paint or just take some black paint and add water to it. For this I did half paint half water ratio. 
I brushed the black milk paint over the stain. 
Let dry

 I didn't take pictures of the process, but once the milk paint dried I just lightly sanded the entire top of the board. You can do this either more aggressively or lightly just depends on how much you want it to be destressed. 

I do not own a cricket maker, which I know a lot of you do. So I ordered my letters off of Esty. I ordered the last name to fit the width of the board. 

Applying the vinyl making sure to center it on your wood. Then peel away...

 For the trim I used furring stirps. Home depot has them for $2 a board. I needed 3 for my sign. Cut the sides first, We used a chop saw to cut the boards. The boards are thin enough you could use a hand saw if you don't have a chop or circular saw.

For the finish on the furring strips I used steel wool and vinegar you can find that here 

we attached the frame with our nail gun.
hope this inspires you to try something new. Thanks for stopping by.

 I hope this helps you make your home more personal and gives you the confidence to try something new.

Don't let fear of trying something hold you back. It's okay to make mistakes along the way, that's how we learn what we don't like.

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I hope that helps you make your home more personal and gives you the confidence to try something new.

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