I've been so inspired by aged barnwood signs lately. After seeing them everywhere, I just had to experiment with some reclaimed wood that I found awhile back. I ended up making several signs, one is my last name and the other one represents my business and blog.
Materials you'll need:
- Scrap Barnwood or Lumber
- 5" Uppercase Stencils
- Black and Gray Acrylic Paint
- Small Paint Brushes
- A Pencil
- A Sanding Block
- A Circular Saw
Start by tracing your letters with a pencil, space and align each letter on the board.
Then outline the letters using a tiny paint brush. Since I used a stencil and didn't want my letters to look like stencils I just filled in and free-handed the letters where needed with a slightly larger paint brush.
I highlighted the letters in gray paint to add a more rustic, worn look. When the paint dried- I sanded over the letters and distressed them.
To complete the barnwood signs I cut the length of the board where I needed to separate each sign individually.
I had so much fun making these signs that I tried my hand at several other techniques and I may even sell and gift a few. I love the rustic charm of using reclaimed wood, a bonus in using it is the gorgeous imperfections.
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