Call me weird but I wanted a farmhouse sign in my kitchen, something rustic and country-ish to match my gingham colored window curtains (rustic home ideas), but I didn’t want to pay an exorbitant amount of money for it. So, what I did was scavenge around for some free wood and I was lucky enough to score a pallet from someone who just wanted it gone. Ok so I grab my pallet and I leave for my home with all the ideas I had for my diy farmhouse sign (cool home ideas). I got home and rushed up to start dismantling the pallet to start the sign (diy home decorating) and I did that by using a flat head screwdriver and a hammer to separate it from the million staples that were already in it. Let me tell you about home decor arts and crafts ideas be prepared to put in the work to save money and I hated every minute of the staple removal from this pallet. It was necessary, but it was oh so draining!
Alright, I am done whining about my pallet board (smile). So, when I got the staples and the nails out I took the boards outside and I sanded it down, then wiped it down and left it to dry. While that was drying I got another piece of wood that I cut into four and I used it to attach the two boards together. Next, I painted the board a stark white color to give my black lettering a nice contrast. When I cut out my stencil I was careful to tape it down centered on the board and I began painting, and I made sure the lettering was in proportion to the size of the board. Now that my lettering was dried I peeled off the stencil and cleaned up the parts where the black paint went over onto the white parts of the boards and then I let that dry. After everything was dried I took my sanding paper and distressed the entire board because like I mentioned earlier I wanted that country finish. It looked really official when I finished and hung it up over my kitchen door and I am so proud of it! If you liked my little tutorial, please like and share my video!
Here’s my free pallet board compliments of the guy who wanted it gone from his house. | custom home decor
To get the boards I needed from the pallet I had to take it apart. | farmhouse style home decor
Look at all the staples that are in these boards! | awesome home ideas
I am still here removing these damn staples! | home ideas
Cutting up some more wood for the sign. | decorating home ideas on a low budget.
See this is how I used the scrap wood for the pallet boards.
Of course I will have problems getting the nails in straight!
Can you believe I actually enjoyed this sanding of the boards?
Using a damp cloth I wiped my boards down and left it for a bit.
Cutting out the stencil that will used on my board while it’s drying outside.
Looking good right? I settled on “FRESH COFFEE” since it’s going in my kitchen.
Getting the background color on first I went with a solid white.
Peeled off the stencil and it looks really nice if I do say so myself.
Here is a close up of part of the sign can you tell I did this on a 2 dollar budget?
Who wants me to make them a farmhouse sign like this one?