Rustic Stenciled Farmhouse Laundry Sign

6 Materials
2 Hours
Once we finished building our new laundry room, I needed something to put on the wall. I decided to try my hand at a painted farmhouse style sign, using a stencil.
I used a medium angled brush to paint one thin coat of the Weathered Wood Accelerator on the board. See what a big difference the stain makes! Even if you cannot get your hands on old barn wood, you can still achieve the rustic look.
While the board was drying, I created my stencil for the wording using my Cricut Explore. Once your vinyl is cut, remove the excess vinyl to use for your stencil. I measured and did my best to center the vinyl stencil on the board.
I used a makeup wedge sponge to apply two coats of the vanilla paint to the board, letting it dry in between coats.
Once the paint was dry, I removed the vinyl. I did have a little bit of bleed through, but since the sign is supposed to have a rustic feel, I did not mind. If you want even more of a distressed look, you could lightly sand the sign. If you want to lessen the possibility of the paint bleeding, you can paint a thin coat of Mod Podge on the stencil area and let dry before painting.
Twist the eye hooks into the top of the board and tie the piece pf twine through them for hanging.
Now I have a DIY farmhouse sign to add a rustic touch to my laundry room!

Suggested materials:

  • Scrap wood or board   (Home Depot)
  • Wood Accelerator stain   (Home Depot)
  • Vanilla acrylic paint   (craft store)
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