I love making signs for around the house out of our barn wood. I guess I love looking at the weathered wood and re-using it instead of tossing it. I feel like I'm throwing away a bit of history.
I love art projects, but I don't like them to be too complicated. To make this sign, my husband screwed three pieces of barn wood together, so I could make a thicker sign.
I took out stencils that I had and a rooster that I had traced off of a pitcher that I had and transferred it onto Mylar (?) and cut it out. I think that's what that stencil making plastic-y stuff is called. No fancy terms here! (smile) Someone please inform me if I called it by the correct name by leaving a comment below!:)
I placed the letters where I wanted them to go, moved them around a few times, and then traced/outlined in pencil when I was 100% sure about their placement.
Anyway, in the end I did free hand the numbers because I didn't have any stencils I was happy with.
I painted the letters and numbers on in white. Then, I outlined them with black. Then, I hung it on the wall. Easy-peasy. I think it took less than an hour to put it all together.
I used acrylic craft paint if anyone was curious about the kind of paint I used.
I like making homemade signs because they are unique and there isn't another one like it.
I also love decorating with egg baskets and metal pals. I love the warmth the soft gray brings to a farmhouse.
"I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth all thy marvellous works." Psalm 9:1
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