Distressed Farm Sign

 We are getting settled in our 'new' home and I decided to take a break from painting kitchen cabinets and make some kitchen art:-) 
What better for my soon to by farmhouse kitchen than a distressed sign! 

AND actually once I get the hubby to build me a chicken coop...
I will have FARM FRESH EGGS!
This sign took me less than an hour to make...it was soo simple! 
I used a cedar fence post these are about $1 at Home Depot
Cardboard letters from Hobby Lobby {$4}
2 metal stars from Hobby Lobby {$3ea. @ 50% off}
Some black and white craft paint and a piece of sand paper.
 I laid out my letter placement and this 5 ft fence post
was just about perfect! Hobby Lobby also sells smaller size letters if you would prefer to use a small piece of wood.
I did think about using my vinegar steel wool treatment but decided I would do a white wash....just brush on a thin coat of water with a few drops of white paint mixed together.
 I traced the cardboard letters....
so much easier/faster than the freezer paper stencil
I used to make for my telephone sign.
 Let than 10 minutes to get it all traced.......
 Then I used some black paint and a small brush....
 and filled in the lines!
 Now I just let it dry and then rubbed it down with some sandpaper and attached to stars
See the slight distressing??
And yes very soon this kitchen WILL HAVE farm fresh eggs:-)
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Tanya said...

Cute, and simple -- bonus!

Carol said...

Love the sign and I'm so jealous that you are getting your own chickens ;-)

amyloudotcom said...

wow this is really chic i love it well done x

Studio Valerie said...

I really like your sign and the fact that it's simple and easy is a great bonus!

Tanya said...

That looks great! We have chickens and I love the fresh eggs!

Michelle Paige said...

Beautiful sign! Love how quick you pulled it together. Did you see the July/Aug issue of Country Living and their beautiful chicken coop? Gorgeous! I ripped the article out and sent it to my chicken-raising friend. don't know if you can find it online? In the mag. it was on p. 60...The Ultimate Chicken Coop. Good luck with those chickens!

Linda Jordan said...

So cute & simple!! What a great project, it looks like something you would buy. Also, your blog is sooo cute!! I absolutely love your header :)


At The Picket Fence said...

I love it Michell! It looks perfectly farmhouse-y! :-) I can't wait to see how your kitchen turns out. Thanks so much for sharing this week at Inspiration Friday!

Mrs Happy Homemaker said...

I love it - seriously love it! I have chickens, and this would be so awesome to have in our house. Hobby Lobby, here I come ;)

Janet said...

I just love your cute sign! Thanks for the tutorial!

Evie said...

So darling! I love it!

evie @ brown paper packages

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

How cute! And how smart to just trace the letters! Your sign looks great!

My daughter used to work in a grocery store that had signs on the walls near things people would look for, like eggs. Only it said EEGS. No one pointed that out in the 18 years it was up, until she did!

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Lovely job :)
and do not miss.....




Håkan ( The Roseman)

Heaven's Walk said...

So cute! Great tutorial - and so very easy! :)

xoxo laurie

gail said...

Michell, LOVE your sign! It looks awesome hanging in your kitchen. Great tute, catching you this week.

The DIY Show Off said...

Super cute, Michell! (Ps. went over and gave you a tile shout out! Good luck!)

Gretchen said...

LOVE this!!!! What grade sandpaper did you use?

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