Creating a Farmhouse Inspired Sign For Little Money

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3 Hours
I love the farmhouse style that's so popular now but a lot of it can be expensive. I had a graphic in mind and headed to my local craft store. See how I was able to create a fun sign for around $20!
Let's get started!
First, you will need your tools. In this case, it was a chalk pen, foam paint brushes, craft paint and a surface to use as your canvas. I chose a chalkboard I found at my local craft store. Look at your local store to find endless possibilities!
Next, get an idea of what you want to say on your farmhouse sign! I wanted the phrase Laundry Sucks because let's be honest. It really does.
I took chalk (from the garage no less) and wrote out what I wanted to say. This is important because then you can erase and make changes as you go. If you have a white or light colored background, you could use pencil and erase mistakes as you go.
After getting the look I wanted, I traced over the chalk with chalk pen (available usually in your spray paint aisle of the craft store) to make my sign permanent.
Next you will want to paint the frame if it isn't the color you wanted.

Here is a tip: try and find a frame that is untreated and either stain or paint it the color you would like. It will cost a lot less than something already painted. I chose a light tan color for my frame but looking back, wish I had painted it darker but still love how it turned out.
And here it is done! Took me less than an afternoon to create!
And here it is in the laundry closet! I love how it turned out!

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Kari at A Grace Full Life
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