Address Sign

5 Materials
4 Hours

I've always wanted an outdoor sign for my front porch that welcomed guests! However, I knew I wanted to change it with the seasons, and I wanted something different that the traditional "welcome" sign. So, I decided to DIY a sign, to make it exactly what I envisioned!

Materials, Part One

Find a piece of a wood that you love the size and shape of! I choose one with a live edge, so that it had some extra detail.

Materials, Part Two

You'll need chalkboard paint and brushes. I purchased both from Amazon.

Step One

Clean your piece of wood, and paint. Honestly, I didn't even sand this wood, which you can do for an added step. Even without sanding, the paint turned out perfectly. Follow paint instructions on can. I did one coat, and it sat for about 3 hours to dry.

Materials, Part Three

Purchase some chalkboard markers and any stencils you like!

Step Two

After tour wood is dried, add the details! I used lemon stencils to go with my front porch lemon themed decor. I painted one to two coats on with the markers, depending on how bright I wanted the lemon to look.

Step Three

Add some house numbers, and you're done! This simple project took hardly any time, and it's something I can redo for every season!

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  • Debbie
    on Jun 27, 2020

    If this gets wet or even just damp from weather- does it take the chalk off?

    • Great question about the weather! I'm honestly unsure! I have a large front porch, so it doesn't see much weather! However, dampness wise it has held up wonderfully! And, to reference the "ghosts," - I knew that was a huge possibility! I plan on just repainting the black chalkboard paint every season as well! It will keep it looking fresh and it's so quick and easy!

  • Deborah Carasso
    on Jun 29, 2020

    So no primer? Just clean with vinegar? Thank you.

  • Kim Lunsford
    on Jul 22, 2020

    I love this and want to try it but how did you preserve the wood so it won't rot?

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