Here is another amazing Daily DIY for all of you DIYers to tackle. This is something that goes well with my home, as I tend to like rustic or farm decorations. Check it out!
- Unfinished wood plaque from Michaels
- Dark walnut stain
- Antique white paint
- Black paint
- Paint brushes for staining and painting
- Printed letters FARM FRESH
- Sandpaper 200-220 grit
- Damp cloth
- Clear sealant spray
- Scotch tape
- A pen
Step 1. Take off the backing on the unfinished wood plaque/frame
The back of your wood frame should come off pretty easily. For this project, we will be modifying the parts of the frame separately.
Step 2. Stain the frame
Using your dark walnut stain and a paint brush, coat the frame on every surface. Allow to dry completely.
Step 3. Paint the backing of the frame
Take a paintbrush and your antique white paint and paint the entire wood backing of the frame white.
Step 4. Print off FARM FRESH lettering and secure with tape
In a word processor on your computer such as Microsoft Word, type out your FARM FRESH lettering. I used the font called “Nashville” and made the letters all caps. This will take multiple sheets of paper, so don’t be afraid if it doesn’t fit on one sheet. Center the FARM FRESH lettering on the wood plaque backing and get it in a spot that works for you. Take some of your scotch tape and secure the paper so that it won’t move.
Step 5. Trace over your FARM FRESH lettering
Using your pen, trace over the lettering using enough pressure to leave indentations of the letters in the wood.
Step 6. Paint the letters
Since the plan is to distress the letters a little after painting, I did not worry about getting all of the lines painted perfectly. Paint all of your letters in with your paintbrush and black paint. Allow the paint to dry and go over the letters again with a second coat of paint. Allow to dry.
Step 7. Distress the lettering
Using your sandpaper, distress the lettering by starting off lightly and by gradually taking more off. There is no right or wrong answer here, so distress as much or as little as you’d like. Wipe away the sanded paint with a damp cloth.
Step 8. Re-insert the wood backing into the frame
Put the wood FARM FRESH sign back into the dark walnut stained frame. Spray the whole frame and board with clear sealant spray.