Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Farmer's Market Sign





Have you seen this Farmer's Market sign on Funky Junk's blog?  I've loved it ever since she first posted about it, which was years ago.   I've even contemplated (for a few minutes) trying to figure out the fonts and make it.  Problem is that I wanted the lettering to come out just like hers!


Well, guess what?  She sells the stencil now!  Yay for me!  Even though it was a bit more expensive than I wanted to spend I bought it anyway, knowing in the end I would be glad that I did.




Then I headed to a little junk store in our town that had great pieces of  barn wood for just a few dollars a piece.  I found the perfect piece of wood and got started.




Here are the ingredients you'll need along with your stencil.  Some paint, a stencil brush, spray glue, and a board.



I cut my board to size, then lightly sanded the wood.  I didn't want to lose any of the aged look, but I didn't want it rough and splintery either.

Then I adhered the stencil to the wood by spraying the back of it with Spray Glue.  It worked amazing.  When I've made my wooden signs before (you can read about the Fresh Eggs Sign I made here), I drew on my letters and actually painted them with a tiny little brush.  Working with a stencil was so much easier.




I just dobbed the paint on kind of rough because I didn't want a perfect look.




I liked having some of the wood show through the paint.




When the paint was dry I carefully removed the stencil.




Then I put some light sand paper on my Mouse sander and lightly sanded the letters.  My goal was to have it look old and weathered.




I measured and evenly spaced two hangers on the back.




And it's sitting on the floor with a collection of other things waiting to be hung.  More on that in a few days!  


This was the easiest sign I've ever made.  Other than the drying time, I literally only spent 15 minutes on it.  And I'm so happy with the way it came out.  Now, hopefully the vision I have for it on the wall will make me just as happy!


How is your Spring?  My husband has returned from being on an Engineering Consulting job for NINE WEEKS and it is amazing how everything feels right in my world again!  And just in time for all the Spring jobs around the farm!


10 comments:

  1. Maybe you can sell those signs! I know lots of folks who love them. Course, they'd make great gifts, too. Looks wonderful.

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  2. Cant wait to see what you have planned for the things sitting on the floor....lol I love reading your blog. Thanks for sharing your life with us

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  3. Love it!!! can't wait to see it in its spot!!

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  4. Nice! Your wall will be so cool. Can't wait to see it!

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  5. I love it! The sign is so cute, I need to hop over and see what she is offering. It must be hard to have your husband gone for so long, glad he's back :>)

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  6. Perfect sign for the wall with the cow pictures. Are the cows in the pictures, yours? Very happy that hubby's back at home. Kathleen in Az

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  7. HI there, Dori;
    Love the signs that Funky Junk has. I was just looking at her blog last night for a sign I would like to have. The Farmer's Market one is my favorite. Glad your husband is home. I look forward to seeing what you have next!

    Take care.
    Emily

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  8. Hi Dori, So happy your best friend is home again. I love how you share peeks in your little
    farm life. The sign is lovely and so is the canvas photo's of your cattle. have a wonderful weekend.

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