Custom Wooden Sign

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We have a guest post today from our cousin, Jessica. She is the mom of two amazing little boys, who has the most adorable little farm in Florida, The Cracklin Oaks Farm. They have goats, chickens, a cow named Ellie Mae, and two horses.

Jess also is the proprietor of The Shabby Attic. She has the crafty gene too and loves to refinish and repurpose old pieces of furniture and other items. Visit her Facebook page here.

One of the items Jess made recently was this sign for friends. We think it turned out great, and thought it would be a great project to share on GGM!

What you’ll need:

  • Wood any size and length you want
  • Paint or stain
  • Stencils
  • Spar Urethane
  • Nail gun

How to assemble:

  1. With the back side of your boards facing up, line them up how you would like them.( Even or out of line.)
  2. With your nail gun, nail 2 smaller boards to the back to attach them all together.
  3. Flip the boards over and either paint or stain the sign. Once dry you can stencil on your main letter in the center, and paint it.
  4. You can stencil on your Est. date, paint it and let everything dry.
  5. For my “Thomas Family” I used vinyl letters that I cut out from my Cricket. You can stencil these on as well.
  6. Once everything is completely dry, I use an old sock and put on a coat of Spar Urethane. This is better than Polyurethane because it will not leave a thick coat or yellowish tint. It is also great if you are putting your sign outside.

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