Wednesday, March 22, 2017

DIY Farmers Market Sign

Hello and happy Wednesday my friends!

Sorry for the stretch of silence last week. We were on vacation in Las Vegas which was a TON of fun but now it's time to get back to the grind.  I'm taking it easy on the DIY front since I am preparing for my next One Room Challenge that will begin in a couple of weeks but I have been doing some small projects here and there since I go completely stir crazy if I don't!

Today I am going to share one of these small projects that literally took me about 20 minutes to make--if that!

When I showed you my Farmhouse Touches in the Kitchen I mentioned that I had a couple of other things planned for the kitchen.  One of them was getting a metal drying rack so that I could have my coffee mugs next to the coffee maker.  You can see in this photo that I used to have some mugs hanging above the cabinets but they were purely for decoration. 

Since I thought it would look silly having mugs up there and on the counter I decided to take the mug rack down and put it in my Etsy shop.  Then I went out to the garage to see what I could throw together to put in its place. 

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I began by staining my 1x6 with Rust-Oleum Wood Stain in Kona.  This stain is super dark so whenever I use it by itself I have to go back and throw several coats of white wash over it, but it acts great as a base under paint when you are creating a distressed look.

Once that dried I went over it with two coats of white paint.

I then did some light sanding to distress and pull the dark stain out.  I mainly focused on the corners and edges.

I played around with several fonts on to create a Farmers Market logo before printing it out on computer paper. I then taped it to my wood, making sure that it was straight and centered.

Next, I use a ballpoint pen to trace each letter. I made sure to press deeply so that it created a nice impression in the wood

Depending on the color or type of wood I sometimes have to hold my phone flashlight up to see the impression and then trace it with pen to make it stand out better before I fill it in.  Since I was going over a really soft wood and white paint I was able to see my impression pretty easily so I was able to start filling it in with my Sharpie right away.

Once I was done I went over the lettering with some sandpaper to make it look a little more worn. 

After attaching a D-ring hanger to the middle on the back it was ready to hang!

I have lived with it for a little over a week now and have ultimately decided that it's a little too small for the space.  Womp, womp...

So it will actually be going in my Esty shop and I will be making another one that is just a little bit bigger!

I am still super happy with how it turned out though!  I took the close up photos on my planked wall (since the hubby usually frowns against me standing on the countertops with my camera haha...).

I should be back next week with my Spring Home Tour, until then I hope you all have a happy week and a fun weekend! 

Linking up to these awesome parties.


  1. This is really a simple and useful idea you shared with us. I am glad to read your blog ideas. You always rocking with your home decor ideas. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Love the sign it is perfect for spring I love the writing style as well
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    1. Thank you Angie! It took forever to decide on fonts but I am really happy with the ones I ended up with! :)

  3. Sounds like a good way to fill your etsy shop, keep making changes to your house, lol! It's so cute. I really need to make something like this for my house, I've made lots of signs but very few for myself! Thanks for sharing this at #HomeMattersParty

    1. Thank you so much Emily! I really enjoy making signs--it's become kind of addicting haha! :)

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  5. I love all these kitchens, you have really set out the fundamental concepts of good kitchen style. thanks for sharing and keep sharing more blogs.

  6. Just discovered your site and I love it! and I absolutely LOVE what you did with your kitchen! you are amazing.

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  8. Wow! This Market Sign is indeed Marketable. This looks inviting and great. Thanks for sharing this one. Keep blogging.


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