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