It’s time for another At Home DIY project and this month’s project was to do something that cost under $20. That’s a pretty easy one for me since I try to keep all of my projects on the frugal side. 🙂 I had several projects in mind but I needed to finish up something for the office so a DIY painted wood sign is what I did!
I have shared several times in the past how I have done DIY signs but this one was a bit different since it was just on a 1×8 piece of pine board and not framed. This is such an EASY way to make a sign and you could do it vertical or horizontal to fit your space. I picked up a 1×8 x6 foot long board at Home Depot for $6.82 and cut in half making this sign 3 foot long. So I still have another 3 foot section to make another sign.
I painted the board with some Rust-Oleum Chalked paint in Charcoal and while that was drying I printed off some letters in a font I liked. You can see more of how I do this in this sign tutorial post. Then you just trace the letters with some carbon paper behind them onto the board. No fancy machines needed!
I used a small detail paintbrush to fill in the letters with some Rust-Oleum Chalked paint in Linen White.
I wanted a vintage distressed look so I sanded the edges, over the letters, and in some random spots. That also helps smooth any brush strokes and hide any not so perfect lettering.
Then for the finishing touch to age it a bit more I brushed on some Rust-Oleum Chalked Smoked Glaze to create even more of an antiqued look.
To hang it I just nailed a simple sawtooth picture hanger on the back and it was done! It fills this little wall perfectly!
I am a bit obsessed with adding black touches to a room recently… love the way it looks!
I have had so much fun decorating this office/schoolroom and I’ll be sharing the final revel and before/after pictures of it later this week!
Where could you add a simple sign like this? You could turn it horizontal and do one for over a door/over a piece of furniture, or do it this way and make a welcome sign for your front porch or a seasonal sign! I may be using the other half to do something like that
Now go check out all the other projects that were done this month for less than $20 – those are my favorite kind of projects! 🙂