I love of signs. Whenever I need to fill up a big empty wall space, I usually make a sign. I decided that I needed a new one for my decor so I made this DIY Wooden Sign.
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I’ve made signs before but I think this one is my absolute favorite. I tried to make one last year with this saying but it didn’t turn out like I planned. But this one turned out perfect.
DIY WOODEN SIGN INSTRUCTIONS
I used scrap wood for this project and cut it down to size. To hold the wood together, I attached three paint stirrers to the back of the wood. Drill pilot holes first and then put your screws in. I placed 3 screws in each paint stirrer. After I attached all the wood together, I sanded it with a palm sander and 120 grit sandpaper. This step (sanding) is optional as I will explain below.
After sanding, I gave it a coat of DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint in Serene. This is the first time I have used this paint and I love it. It gave my sign a nice weathered look which is exactly what I was going for. The best thing about chalky finish paint? You don’t have to sand or prime the wood. I chose to sand it because I wanted a smooth surface but you don’t have to.
I created a stencil using my Silhouette cutting machine and vinyl, placed the stencil onto the sign and painted it with white paint.
Cost of this project: NOTHING! I used everything that I had on hand.
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