Do you love all the farmhouse style wood signs floating around the internet? Well, what if I told you that you can make one yourself for less than $20? Yep, you read that correctly – less than $20 for a DIY farmhouse decor sign that you can brag about making yourself.
Today I’m sharing a fun “This is Us” sign I made for our living room. Not only do we love this show but it’s the perfect saying for our family gallery wall I’m working on.
Supplies needed to make your own DIY farmhouse decor sign:
- Unfinished Wood Panel
- White Paint
- Paint Brush
- 1 x 2 Wood Board
- Varathane® One Step Stain and Polyurethane
- Quote of your choice – printed
- Graphite Paper
- Black Paint Pen
- Sanding Block / Sandpaper
- Finishing Nails
Cut the 1 x 2 into 4 pieces. You’ll want the sides to be the length of the board and the top and bottom pieces to be the length of the board plus 1.5 inches. Lightly sand with sandpaper and spray with wood stain. Let the stain dry while you work on everything else.
Paint wood panel white (or whatever color your want the background to be). Let dry.
Now it’s time to transfer your words onto the board. Place a piece of graphite paper onto the board and then lay your printed quote over the graphite paper. Carefully use your pencil to trace the quote onto the board. Remove paper and check out the magic of graphite paper:)
Use the black paint pen to paint over the letters. This is the most time consuming part of the project but definitely worth it.
Once the paint has dried, lightly sand the wood surface to give it a slightly distressed look. This step is optional. I like the distressed look but some people don’t.
Create your frame by pre-drilling holes and using the hammer and nails to attach 1 x 4’s to wood panel.
Now, please don’t be intimidated by the list of supplies. I promise – if I can do it, you can do it. Just take your time because you’re going to love your handmade signs.
I love that the possibilities are endless! Turn your favorite quote into a wood sign in no time. Plus, most of the supplies can be used to make multiple signs. So, turn on your favorite movie or gather your friends and have fun making your own wood signs.
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Kara Harvey, owner of Happy Go Lucky, is passionate about showing her readers that if she can do it, they can do it too. She shares projects and recipes that don’t require a lot of supplies or ingredients.