Hi everyone! I hope you had a great week-end. I attended my first garage sale of the season on Saturday, and it was a good one! I happened upon it as I was returning to an estate sale I had shopped at on Friday. I will have a full post tomorrow with all of my vintage finds. But today I have another vintage-y sign for you. I’ve had tremendous luck this year picking up batches of old wood–planks, old fencing, and some larger hunks. I decided I wanted to make a farmhouse style sign with a red background, and here it is.
Using a few simple tools and supplies, it didn’t take me long at all.
Remember this bunch? I rescued these pieces from the basement of an estate sale I attended a couple of months ago.
I made a sign with the larger black piece
not too long ago. I stenciled it with the word “Gather.”
You can buy it here.
First, I painted the trim white, using some acrylic craft paint I had on hand. [See Amazon affiliate links below for supplies you might need.]
Then I painted the background apple red, again using acrylic craft paint. I used a dry brush and made sure I didn’t cover the wood completely. I sanded the edges of the white trim and lightly sanded the red surface as well.
Using some letter stencils I had on hand, I spelled out “MILK” using the same white paint I used for the trim and a makeup sponge applicator. Once it dried, I gave it a coat of Johnson’s paste wax, let it sit for about ten minutes, and then buffed it up.
I posted a tutorial about how to make your own stencils,
that might help, if you don’t have any letter stencils & would like to make some.
I attached a hanger to the back and she was done, available today as a FLASH SALE for $18.99, or in my shop as of tomorrow, April 12th for $24.99.
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