DIY Farmhouse Welcome Sign

by EngineerMommy
4 Materials
1 Hour
Farmhouse style is very popular nowadays. Can you say “Fixer Upper”? That popular TV show may have made the style more mainstream! I have been incorporating some farmhouse elements into my home for a while now… like this vase and this shelf.

If you like farmhouse style, you will love this welcome sign. It actually reads “HELLO”, but it functions as any other welcome sign. I love that it has a distressed, weathered finish – you won’t believe how easy it was to achieve that look (keep reading for all the details!)
So here’s the piece I picked up from the junk store. It was only a few bucks and I loved the size & shape of the piece of wood. The front of the wood had some writing on it, along with pink glitter. So I just used the back!
The first step is to paint the piece. I chose a pale blue/green color.
Next it was time to transfer some letters onto the wood. I used the same method that worked well on canvas. It's actually very easy to transfer the letters onto the wood. Check out the blog for all the details of that step!
Once you’ve finished transferring all the letters, use some complementary paint to fill in the letters. Take your time here and use a fine paint brush to make it look neat. But don’t worry about perfection either!
Finally, I like the look of the board as it is at this point, but I decided to add a little weathering effect to it. I used a special product that made this step a piece of cake! Love the finished product!
I haven’t decided where I will keep this baby. I like the idea of placing it on my porch actually!

For more details, including how I transferred the letters to the wood and how I added that weathering effect, visit the blog post below!
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