Thursday, January 21, 2010

How to Make An Old Sign

This is one of the easiest things I've ever made. You most likely have everything to make it laying around the house except the old wood. I just happened to have an old crate I was getting rid of that I tore this piece of wood from.



These are the rest of the things you'll need. A paint brush to paint the wood with, some white paint, something to mix the paint and some water in, a pencil and a fine paintbrush.


Mix up some whitewash to brush over your wood till you are happy with the color.


You can either stencil the letters on or draw them. I chose to draw them because I didn't have any type of stencil that would work. I then painted over the pencil with white acrylic paint a few times till it showed up nicely.

6 comments:

Sarah said...

WOW JILL!! I love it! Gotta try it sometime!

Louisa Book Cottage said...

You gave me an idea....

Cheryl said...

Love the sign. It almost looks like it was made of old driftwood.

Remodelaholic said...

just blog hopping and found you blog, I am really enjoying your posts, and I love this one. I have been planning on making an old sign like this for our chicken coop!

Thanks for the instructions. I would love it if you stopped by my blog sometime! www.remodelaholic.com

Kristy said...

just blog hopping and found yours. i love, love, love this sign!!!!!

Kristy said...

just blog hopping and found yours. i love, love, love this sign!!!!!