How To Make A Farmhouse Kitchen Sign

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Hi everyone!  I am thrilled to be back today with a DIY farmhouse kitchen sign that I made from my garage sale find!  If you like the farmhouse style then you will love this kitchen sign as much as I do.  Here we go!

 

 

Farmhouse decor is all of the rage these days and I love it too. I am creating a DIY farmhouse kitchen sign that says Farmers Market! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

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DIY Farmhouse Kitchen Sign

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Materials needed for farmhouse kitchen sign

Wood framed picture – this is my “thrift store” item.  I actually got mine at a garage sale

Rustoleum White Spray Paint/Primer

Rustoleum Chalked Paint

Silhouette Cameo

Silhouette Vinyl

Black Acrylic Paint

Stencil Brush

Paper towel

Sanding Block

 

This is one of my favorite things.  As you probably know Jeff and I have been working on our kitchen for a while now.  Since the new board and batten went up the old metal board for memos and such was too big.

I had these two frames that were signs for a kids bathroom and I spent $5 for the set at a garage sale.  The first one was used to make this kitchen organizer but I wanted a little more on the wall and I still had the second frame.

This is what one of them looked like when I started.

 

Farmhouse decor is all of the rage these days and I love it too. I am creating a DIY farmhouse kitchen sign that says Farmers Market! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

They were cute but I really bought them because I loved the wood frames and knew I could make them into something farmhouse-y!

The first thing I did with this one was to mask off the wood frame and spray the middle part.  I used a couple of coats of primer then two coats of the chalk paint.

I thought I may have trouble covering all of the bright spots but it did okay.

 

Farmhouse decor is all of the rage these days and I love it too. I am creating a DIY farmhouse kitchen sign that says Farmers Market! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Once the masking was removed I had a great white background with a wood frame.  It was perfect for a farmhouse sign.  I waited a couple of weeks before using the vinyl stencil onto the paint.  I did not want it to peel off.

Creating The Stencil

You know I love to make and use stencils so I did it again on this project.  I used my Silhouette Cameo.  Here is the screen shot of my design.

 

Farmhouse decor is all of the rage these days and I love it too. I am creating a DIY farmhouse kitchen sign that says Farmers Market! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

After it was cut and ready I centered it onto the white space and used black acrylic to paint in the letters.  You can see below that the r and the s have been painted in.

 

Farmhouse decor is all of the rage these days and I love it too. I am creating a DIY farmhouse kitchen sign that says Farmers Market! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

It came out nicely.  The final step was to sand lightly to give it a slightly worn look.

 

Farmhouse decor is all of the rage these days and I love it too. I am creating a DIY farmhouse kitchen sign that says Farmers Market! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

I hung it on the wall with the kitchen organizer then added a little bit of vinyl below it for a terrific little display!  I love looking at this wall now.

 

Farmhouse decor is all of the rage these days and I love it too. I am creating a DIY farmhouse kitchen sign that says Farmers Market! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

What do you think?

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Farmhouse decor is all of the rage these days and I love it too. I am creating a DIY farmhouse kitchen sign that says Farmers Market! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Michelle

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26 Comments

  1. Nancy Janssen

    I love farmhouse decor! Your sign really pulled that wall together, Michelle.

    27 . 07 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Nancy! Thanks so much! I love it a lot!

      27 . 07 . 2017
  2. Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled

    Great sign, Michelle! Someday, I’ll get myself a Silhouette. (May have to write a letter to santa!) Visiting from Thrift Store Challenge.

    27 . 07 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Santa loves the holiday sales and that is the perfect time to get one. You would not regret it one bit. Even if you don’t get the Silhouette and get the Cricut they are both great. You just need one!

      27 . 07 . 2017
  3. Pili

    Your sign is so beautiful, love it! Can you believe I’ve had my cameo for 3 years and I’m still scared to use it with vinyl? I make regular stencils all the time but there’s something about the transfer paper that scares me lol. I think I need to take the courage to try it after seeing your sign.
    Thanks for the inspiration

    27 . 07 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Pili I think you would love the transfer paper. I just use clear contact paper and it works really nicely. Maybe I could do a video or a FB live on the transfer paper so people can see how it works. It makes the job so much easier! Thanks for stopping by.

      27 . 07 . 2017
  4. angela @ simply beautiful by angela

    I’m a total sucker for farmhouse signs and this one turned out beautifully! great job michelle 🙂

    27 . 07 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thank you Angela! It was a fun project and I love the way it looks on the wall.

      27 . 07 . 2017
  5. Amanda

    I love the farmhouse look of course, and its so cool that you were able to paint over existing art to make your own. Such an inexpensive and easy way to get some custom farmhouse style artwork!

    27 . 07 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Amanda. Thanks so much. I love the farmhouse look, obviously and I do love the way my sign turned out. I am glad you like it too.

      27 . 07 . 2017
  6. Carolann

    Beautiful Michelle! I love the new sign! I have to get one of these machines for sure. You can make so many awesome things with them!

    27 . 07 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Carolann! You would LOVE it. I know you would. Get one now. LOL! I am glad you like my sign. Thanks so much.

      28 . 07 . 2017
  7. Kim~madeinaday

    This is awesome! I love that frame and would of grabbed it too. Great Job!
    Kim

    28 . 07 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Kim! These frames were such a great find. The price tag for Hobby Lobby was $19.99 on each one so $5 for the two was great. I love wood frame and both project I made with them turned out great. Thanks for stopping by.

      30 . 07 . 2017
  8. Debrashoppeno5

    I love the sign. Getting one of these machines is certainly on my wish list. The grouping on your wall looks great.

    29 . 07 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thanks Debra! I love my Silhouette. You should get one for sure. They are so great for crafting and for stenciling on furniture, etc.

      30 . 07 . 2017
  9. Sue purdy

    This looks so great paired with all your other wall decor. Great find michelle.

    29 . 07 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Sue! Thanks so much. I like my new wall decor a lot. It looks better than what I had there before.

      30 . 07 . 2017
  10. FLORENCE @ VintageSouthernPicks

    Love that Michelle! That’s a great upcycle and the stencil is tops! I’m Florence visiting from the challenge. I’m the one with the white sconce turned planter…hanging on brick.

    30 . 07 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Florence! Thanks so much for your kind words. I love making my own stencils! I love your planter!

      30 . 07 . 2017
  11. Jeannee Taylor

    That’s a really nice makeover! I love the sign, it’s perfect! So much better than “wash your hands” LOL! You make using a Cameo look so easy!
    Jeannee

    31 . 07 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thank you Jeannee! I love using the Cameo although some projects are easier than others. Letting the paint cure for a while before sticking the vinyl stencil down helps a lot! I love my sign now!

      01 . 08 . 2017
  12. Michelle James

    You knocked it out of the park with this sign!! You know how much i love farmhouse & this sign is perfect!

    07 . 08 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thanks Michelle. I love the farmhouse look too…obviously! It was a fun project.

      08 . 08 . 2017
  13. Chelc | Inside the Fox Den

    That is so cool! I can’t believe what it looked like before. Great job!

    07 . 08 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Chelc! I know it was pretty bad right? I love it now and I sometimes stare at it. LOL

      08 . 08 . 2017

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