Hello Sweet Tea and Saving Grace readers! My name is Kimm and I am a member of the Sweet TeaM. Gosh, typing that sentence makes my heart so happy. Wanna know what else makes me giggle like a school girl? DIY projects. And barnwood. And paint. Put them all together and what do you get? (did you just sing that too?) A DIY painted barnwood sign, of course. 😉 I whipped up a sign on a Sunday afternoon, and I’m here to show you how I did it.
I started with a piece of barnwood procured during an epic picking session last spring. This one is rustic but still smooth, perfect for painting.
I chose the word HARVEST for my sign, since it’s Fall and all. On my computer, I chose a font and sized it at 284, to get 4 inch letters. Did you know that a 71 font size is 1 inch? I printed the letters out, promptly turned them over, and colored all over the back with a pencil.
Next I arranged the letters on the barnwood and traced the outlines with a pen. This step will transfer the pencil marks on to the wood.
The pencil marks were pretty faint on the grayish barnwood, so I traced them again using the pen on the wood.
Lastly, I added a little gold on the edges of the letters because GOLD=FUN.
There’s an empty space above my kitchen window perfect for a rustic sign! Where will you hang yours?
Thank you so much to Kirsten and all of you for having me here today at Sweet Tea and Saving Grace!
Check out more of my fall themed projects!